Your Loft Insulation Questions Answered

You might have a few loft insulation questions if you’ve never had insulation before.

And even if your loft is already insulated, you might not know all the ins and outs of the process.

So here we are – we’ve answered some of the most popular questions about loft insulation so you can make sense of the simple product that could save you up to £300 per year on your energy bills.

Why should I insulate my loft?

Hot air rises. And that means that 25% of heat in your home is lost through the roof. So to save money on your energy bills and stop wasting energy, you should consider insulating your loft.

Can I fit my own loft insulation?

This is one of the most-asked loft insulation questions. You should be able to fit loft insulation yourself depending on the material that you use. Make sure you read up on how to install insulation before you start. And if you decide that it’s too big a job, call a professional.
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Which is the best material to use?

There are lots of different insulating materials, including spray foam, mineral wool polystyrene and fibreglass. But experts recommend sheep’s wool because it’s completely natural and it’s easy to fit yourself.

Ask a professional about the different types they use and whether you can choose which material they use to insulate your loft.

How much will loft insulation cost?

In some circumstances, loft insulation won’t cost you a thing. Some providers will install loft insulation free of charge whatever your circumstances, but others will offer it only to those on specific benefits or income support.

What if my loft is already insulated?

If your loft is already insulated with old insulation, it’s only worth removing if it is a fire hazard. The type of insulation that can be a fire hazard is old paper-based loose fill insulation. But if you’re only removing it because you think new insulation will be less efficient, there’s no point as there won’t be much difference between new and old.

If your loft isn’t insulated to the current standard, consider topping it up with more. You can simply lay new insulation on top of the old stuff.

Now you know the answer to lots of common loft insulation questions, you should be ready to look into finding a company to fit your insulation. Simply fill in the form below and we’ll put you in touch with up to 4 local companies.

Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers is the Customer Experience Manager at Quotatis. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes and ensures they get the best out of our service.