Top 3 Reasons to Insulate YOUR Property
As reported in a previous edition of the Greengate's blog, the Met Office has warned that the UK could be facing its coldest winter in ten years. How is YOUR property going to fare?
With the mercury already plummeting and much worse on the way, it's the perfect time to make sure that your home's insulation is up to the challenge. In this article, we'll be looking at just three of the many reasons that you should consider insulating your property to withstand the coldest winter for a decade.
Nobody likes the feeling of being too cold, especially indoors. On the flip side, EVERYBODY loves coming into a warm home after they've been outside! Proper insulation ensures that you won't have to worry about being uncomfortable in your own home. It's not just important in the winter either: good insulation has the reverse effect of helping to keep the indoor environment cool when the weather is hot so you'll be comfortable all year round!
Up to 60% of a building's heat loss occurs through the walls and roof, with warm air flowing naturally to cooler areas. Insulation helps to reduce both the volume and speed of heat flow, resulting in less use of energy that therfore saves you money and has less of a negative environmental impact. Figures released by the Energy Saving Trust revealed that a typical three-bedroom semi-detached house can save at least £300 a year on energy costs by installing proper insulation.
Air is laden with water vapour and the warmer the air, the more vapour it can hold. When warm air meets a cold surface (such as a wall), it forms condensation, which is the leading cause of damaging structural damp. Proper insulation helps to reduce temperature differences between external and internal surfaces, reducing the potential for condensation and the structural damage it can cause.
An extensive collection of insulation materials and accessories is available from Greengate's, including fibreglass, rigid, polystyrene, multifoil and fill insulation: discover the complete collection on our website and don't hesitate to get in touch with our expert technical team if you need any assistance or advice.