The effect of global climate change is very evident nowadays. The weather patterns over Europe and especially in the UK are becoming more unpredictable. For the past decades, winter in the country has become colder and wetter, spring and fall are warmer, and summers grow hotter and drier causing widespread water shortages.
According to the Energy Saving Trust in the UK, every home in the British Isles losses 25% of expensive heat through their roof during winter, all of which can add up to three million tonnes of carbon annually, worth around £300. So imagine how much you can save on your energy bill and greatly reduce carbon footprint by simply applying loft insulation in places in your roof where great amounts of heat can escape.
There are two types of loft insulation you can use. These are:
Glass Fibre Insulation Roll or Loft Roll
The loft roll or glass fibre insulation roll is the cheapest and most common loft insulation product. It is a light weight, low density, flexible and non-combustible glass mineral wool loft insulation. Thus, loft roll makes installation easier as it reduces the need for cutting since the loft roll has been pre-cut and ready to fit in between joists and rafters.
Multi-foil or Multi-Layer Loft Insulation
Multilayer loft insulation or multi-foil is an extremely efficient way of insulating your loft. It gives the same thermal performance of the glass fibre loft roll, but can offer substantial space saving advantages as it is 3-5 times thinner than loft roll insulation. Another advantage of multi-layer insulation is that it contains no irritant fibres making it far more pleasant to install. This type of loft insulation is also tear resistant, does not weaken overtime, rot proof, and can be cut using a Stanley knife or other similar knife products.
If you are not sure about your ceiling insulation and its compatibility with your roof, there are building material professionals who can help you sort your priorities and choose the loft insulation that you really need. Many loft insulation and roofing products are available to improve the level of thermal insulation of your roof, ceiling, and walls. Different ceiling products, plasterboards, metal beads, fire protection products for ceilings, suspended ceilings, plywood sheets, and ceiling access panels are available to make your loft insulation as energy saving as possible.