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Roof and Loft Insulation DIY to Reduce Heat Loss in Your Home

by Tom Grant on Feb 5, 2016

When it comes to reducing heat loss in your home you will often hear talk about insulation and saving money in the same sentence.

There is no doubt that insulation can make a significant difference to your energy bills and there are quite a few improvements that are within the scope of most DIY enthusiasts.

Comparison sites like Gocompare can give you a pointer to understanding about gas and electricity and according to the guide they have online, initiatives like insulation can pay for themselves in a short space of time with the energy savings you can make with efficient insulation.

Feel and see the benefit

When you consider that about a quarter of the heat in your home escapes through your roof and a further third gets lost through your walls, it is imperative to try and reduce that level of loss if you can.

There are numerous benefits attached to insulating your home and ensuring that your loft and walls are not allowed to let heat escape to any great degree.

If you have good insulation in your home, you have a great chance of maintaining an optimal temperature throughout the seasons. Insulation will improve your comfort levels by keeping your home warm in the winter months and cool in the summer.

Good insulation also makes sound financial sense. With the right level of insulation, you have the chance of reducing your energy bills by as much as 40% and the money you spend on insulating your house is an investment that is often repaid in full within a two to four-year period.

Other benefits

It is also worth mentioning that having your home properly insulated will help to reduce your carbon emissions, as you will be using less energy than before in order to heat your home, resulting in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Another plus point that you will almost certainly appreciate is the fact that insulation helps to reduce the occurrence of insulation in your home. Well-fitted insulation has the ability to virtually eliminate condensation on walls and windows, which is healthier and you will no longer have to suffer the sight of water running down the window pane when you open the curtains.

Another valid point to consider is that having good insulation in your home will improve its home efficiency rating.

An energy performance certificate (EPC) is used whenever you decide to sell or rent your home as way of provided a measure of its current energy performance. Insulation will improve that rating and would make it more attractive to buyers and tenants.

Loft insulation

A good place to start if you are looking at the DIY route is a loft insulation.

As long as your loft is easy to access and there are no underlying problems that need sorting out like damp or condensation, you should be able to lay the insulation down yourself by following some installation instructions with care.

Whether you decide to do the work yourself or get some professional quotes, arranging to properly insulate your home is a real no-brainer when you look at the savings and advantages it has to offer.

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