Cold weather, during Christmas, can cause a spike in associated health problems, especially for older people. In addition, it can result in an increase in energy bills.
Installing the right insulation can go a long way to keeping homes warm throughout the winter months.
According to the Energy Savings Trust, a quarter of heat is lost through the roof of an uninsulated home. Additional research conducted by “Which” has shown that installing loft insulation can reduce energy bills by up to £240 per year.
A well-insulated loft space can prevent heat escaping homes through the roof resulting in a warmer home. Energy-efficient homes tend to have reduced energy bills and a more comfortable living environment.
When choosing loft insulation for your home, it is important to ensure the right thickness of insulation is installed. The current building guidelines recommend 300mm insulation thickness, but in many homes currently, there is as little as 100mm. This can be particularly true for older houses. Insulation performance plays an important role when choosing the right insulation, factors such as fire resistance and moisture repellence are often overlooked but can make a difference in the lifespan of the insulation material.
ROCKWOOL insulation is renowned for its excellent characteristics in these areas, making it an effective loft insulation solution for the lifetime of the building.
ROCKWOOL® Thermal Insulation Roll is a medium density thermal insulation specifically designed for use in the loft. It features a “Twin Roll” design meaning, the insulation is pre-split for 100mm application in between the rafters, and 200mm over the rafters – to give the recommended 300mm total coverage.
ROCKWOOL® Thermal insulation roll carries a Euroclass A1 Fire Classification. The insulation is ideal for absorbing and regulating heat in residential dwellings for the lifetime of the building. Not only is it cost-effective but it is also easy to install.