There is no doubt about it – energy prices are on the rise. This means that now, more than ever, it’s essential to take measures to insulate your home and make sure that you’re not wasting energy. The Government has recently released statistics showing that “the amount of energy lost in UK homes is equivalent to the output from eight power stations.” This means that a quarter of all energy consumed in Britain is used for heating and hot water, two-thirds of which is wasted because homes are poorly insulated.
Check your cavity wall insulation and your current loft insulation levels to see if you should address the issue of heat loss in your home. Even if you’re not worried about the environment, it makes sense to think about insulating your home. Insulation Sussex is a premium installer of spray foam insulation and cavity wall insulation across Sussex. The cavity wall insulation they install will help keep your home warmer, reduce energy bills, and protect the environment. Insulating your loft or cavity walls is quick to do and could save you money every month on your energy bills.
Spray foam insulation is another excellent option for cavity insulation. Foam-based insulation, spray foam insulation, is usually injected into the cavity and expands in all directions, filling every corner simultaneously increasing wall stability. It will not shrink, sag or rot. Every hole is filled, maximizing cavity efficiency. Today spray foam insulation is made of three layers created simultaneously with two chemicals that react when mixed.
The first type of spray polyurethane foam was developed in Germany during World War II to help save the German U-Boats from being detected by enemy sonar. After the war, Americans discovered this new technology and began using it for commercial air cargo holds used in aircraft, including passenger planes.
This discovery led to spray foam insulation being widely commercially available around 1957 under brand names such as 'Icynene', 'Polyon', 'Plantation' and more.
We offer cavity wall insulation in Sussex at affordable prices, alongside spray foam insulation applied by Insulation Sussex.
Spray Foam Benefits
Advances in technology mean that spray foam has improved a lot over the past few decades, making it the ideal choice for many property owners.
But what are the main benefits to spray foam insulation? Here are the most significant benefits that show why this option could be the perfect choice, and not only help you save money but also futureproof your property.
Its a money saver
Why spend more money on your heating bills than you need to. With spray foam insulation, you can reduce heating costs. The initial investment may seem a little on the expensive side, but in the long-term. This is because spray foam effectively air seals your roof or walls, helping to save you money on energy bills, year in and year out by preventing heat loss.
Traditional methods of insulation can start to lose effectiveness as time goes on. The makeup of spray foam means that it can last for many decades. Spray foam insulation will keep its shape, no matter the temperature, for a long time. Spray foam insulation can give you a certain level of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have to change it or get it replaced for many years to come.
Condensation deterrent in the property
When traditional insulation gets wet, it would typically need to be replaced. When you have spray foam, that is not the case as it creates an air barrier but allows moisture content to pass through and reduce the occurrence of condensation. Spray foam also benefits from being fitted into the smallest spaces, where traditional loft insulation often cannot, which helps reduce the chances of getting any water into your home in the first place.
Easy to install
As spray foam is so easy to install, it just shows why it is a popular choice. You can get to areas that are hard to reach, and it is a process that is quick and non-intrusive. Our team will use a spray foam insulation gun to cover the desired areas. It dries fast so that the loft insulation can be completed quickly, and the space can be back to being used again, usually within a day.
Temperature control and comfort
One of the products benefits is that it can prevent temperature fluctuations in a property. For added comfort and maintaining temperature, spray foam insulation can provide the tightest of seals, helping to retain heat in winter but helping maintain a cool temperature in summer.
Improve the indoor air quality of your property
One significant benefit is reducing indoor allergens, such as dust, pollen, mildew, mould, and other pollutants. These allergens can make their way into your home through the walls, impacting the air quality for all inside. Another benefit is that spray foam is not an appealing ‘food’ for pests, so it can be another angle that helps to improve the quality of the indoor air. Spray foam can reduce airborne allergies and asthma symptoms and is non-toxic, making it an excellent option for homes and commercial buildings.
Increases the efficiency of your property
One of the main reasons you may be looking to get your home insulated is to improve the energy efficiency of the house, and in turn, make your home more environmentally friendly. Spray foam is a form of insulation that helps the environment reduce how much energy your home needs.
Reducing external noise
You have the added benefit of not hearing as many sounds from outdoors or neighbours because the sound does not travel well through an area that has been insulated with spray foam. Once it has been installed, the insulation will absorb any sound waves, so you will create a quieter space, whether that is at home or in an office.
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Your home’s insulation is one of the most important factors in keeping your house warm and cosy. It keeps your house snug and comfortable in winter and cool and fresh in summer. Insulation can also help to reduce your energy bills and save you money.
At Insulation Sussex, we offer a free insulation survey with no obligation. Our team of experts will visit your home and give you a full, detailed report on your home’s insulation condition and recommend the best way to improve it. Insulation can also help protect your home from adverse weather conditions, such as rain, wind and snow. By installing insulation in the roof space, loft and between floors, you can significantly prevent the elements from getting in.
As the colder months draw in, one of the major issues for homeowners is preventing heat loss. The winter months are on the way, and it is important to keep your house warm and reduce the amount of energy you may indeed use. One of the most important areas in your home to focus on is insulation.