Although the majority of houses have their lofts insulated, many still are not insulated enough to give their full potential of protection. We all know that hot air rises, but what many do not realise is that in an uninsulated home, up to a quarter of heat is lost through the roof. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills.
You may also be pleased to know that loft insulation is effective for at least 42 years, so it should pay for itself many times over throughout the years in the form of savings on your energy bills. With the increasing prices of energy over the last 50 years, the amount of insulation install into lofts has been increasing.
This is because it has been recognised that thicker insulations will bring out significant improvements to the energy efficiency in homes. The current building regulations recommend a minimum depth of 270mm. Many of the older homes do not comply with current regulations. Check if this is the case for your home today.