As the colder weather draws near, a quality level of insulation becomes increasingly important. Poor insulation coupled with bad weather – freezing temperatures, storms and snow – can not only put your property at risk but also the health of your family or tenants.
If you find your home a little chilly towards the end of the year, it may be due to poor insulation. Approximately a quarter of a home’s heat is lost through the roof and a third through the walls. Loft and cavity wall insulation is therefore recommended. Loft insulation typically consists of a 270mm thick mineral wool lining in the loft or attic of your home to ensure less heat is lost upwards, and cavity wall insulation involves filling the gap between the layers of external wall to prevent heat being lost outwards. Insulation can last up to 40 years. However, it is recommended that you have your insulation checked regularly to see if you could be saving more heat through topping up the lining.
Arguably, one of the greatest benefits of insulating your home for the winter is the money saved. During autumn and winter, when heating bills often increase, a quality insulation job can cut bills by up to £150 a year. For landlords who include bills in the cost of rent, the cost of insulation is a solid investment. Ensuring the house retains heat will result in less need for the tenants to turn the heating on for extended periods and therefore save you money on bills – which could be the difference between a profit and a loss. By saving energy, insulation also helps the environment, producing less CO2 and preventing climate change.
If you have a property which requires insulation, or you believe could benefit from topping up pre-existing insulation, Mistoria can help. We offer a range of seasonal property maintenance services for both commercial and domestic properties, and are happy to provide you with a no-obligation quote. For a hassle-free service, call us on 0800 500 3015 or send us a message via our contact page.