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Room in Roof Insulations

Are you aware that funding is available for up to 100% the cost of installing loft insulation through schemes such as the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO)?

As an approved Green Deal Installer we are are able to provide you with impartial advice when it comes to working out whether you or your home qualify for a grant.

Roof Insulation

The Green Deal will cover different types of roof insulation. As each property that applies for the Green Deal is going to be independently checked and looked at, appropriate roof insulation will be advised on a case by case basis.

The good news is that roof insulation has come a long way in the past few years and there are many options for all manner of roofs. There are distinct differences in the way that rooves can be insulated such as:

•        Room in Roof Insulation, relates to insulating at roof level for pitched roofs, fitting insulation between the joists and maximising the space below for storage or living space.

•        Warm Roof Insulation, this term is like ‘room in roof insulation’ as it means insulating at the roof level, flat or pitched roofs can be insulated so there is no gap between the outside roof material and the insulation. This helps minimise the condensation problems between the roof and the inside space.

Recent changes to planning policies requiring higher density developments, as well as rising house prices, have led to dramatic growth in utilisation of the roof space as a living area and loft conversions. Proper insulation can make a massive difference in roof rooms all year round and make them much more comfortable living spaces.

If you have a room in a roof in an older commecial property the chances are it will have very little insulation and will need a lot of heating in winter and be very hot in summer. Newer conversions are likely to have some insulation, but if the work was carried out before 2003 when the building regulations changed it is likely to be below current specifications. Ideally there should be 270mm of insulation and you should get a specialist to check what, if any, existing insulation there is.

The installation of insulation in loft rooms and roof conversions is a specialist task and not a DIY project as there are considerations from both ventilation and fire protection. Several different products are available depending on the roof design and construction.

To find out more about Roof & Loft Insulation please contact Th!nk Energy today.


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