What is loft insulation?

What is loft insulation YES Energy Solutions Yorkshire installers

Loft insulation is like a blanket for your home. Mineral fibre wool is laid between the joists along your attic floor or on the rafters that support the roof.

It improves the thermal efficiency of your home by slowing down the loss of heat to the outside which helps you keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

The placement of your insulation will have an impact on the temperature of the loft itself - insulation between the rafters will keep your loft cool, whereas insulation placed between the rafters keeps the loft a similar temperature of your home.

Loft insulation will last for up to 40 years and, due to its inexpensive cost, will pay for itself in fuel bill savings many times over.

How thick should loft insulation be?

270mm (10.5 inches) is the recommended thickness of loft insulation.

The government’s recommendations for the thickness has increased over the years, therefore if you have pre-existing loft insulation, it may not be the correct depth and should be topped up.

This recommendation represents good value for money, with the balance between cost of the insulation and potential savings taken into account.

Installing loft insulation

It is possible for someone proficient in DIY to install loft insulation providing the loft layout is easy to access, there is no damp issues, joists are regularly spaced out, and the roof isn’t flat.

If this isn’t the case an accredited installer is highly recommended. In addition, you may be able to access government funding for your loft insulation if you meet certain eligibility criteria, which in some cases covers all the costs.

Funding for loft insulation

YES Energy Solutions can provide access to funding for loft insulation as well as industry accredited installers to complete installations.

Our friendly advisors can take you through the eligibility criteria to determine whether you can receive funds from the Government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

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