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5 Winter Roof Insulation Tips

With the winter months quickly approaching, it’s something many look forward to. However, with harsher temperatures and bills at an all-time high, you won’t be the only one wishing the winter months to fly by!

Here at DP Insulation Render, this month’s blog looks at 5 insulation tips to help insulate your home this winter. For any roof insulation services in Sheffield, call us for more information, 0114 244 4227.

First, Check Your Roof

Before you begin to do any insulation to your roof. It’s a wise idea to check it over to make sure there aren’t any bigger issues. If you have a leak, insulating your roof will only last so long and become partially effective.

It’s a good idea to check both the inside and outside of your roof. However, if you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, you could always hire a professional to do this for you.

Choose The Right Insulation

When putting insulation into your roof, choosing the most effective one is key. This does depend on whether you have loft access and whether you have converted your loft space into a room. If you have a traditional pitched roof with no real loft to mention, then sloping roofs might be best suited to solid insulation between the joists, or even using fibreglass or mineral wool batts.

If you’re planning to convert your loft at a later date, it’s best to insulate your roof properly first. But no matter what you do, it’s a good idea to do some research and find out what insulation will be best for your home. A professional will certainly help with this.

Insulate The Floor

In a loft conversion, whatever the use is for, it’s always beneficial to insulate the floor for extra energy efficiency. This will typically mean using fiberglass or mineral wool once again before applying your chosen boards or flooring.

Go From The Outside

You can insulate your roof from the outside for extra protection and warmth. We advise to do this if you’re already doing some building or refurbishments to the roof. This is because you potentially may need to remove all the tiles, slates, or shingles to add any additional insulation and roof boards.

Remember The Pipes

To insulate your roof to the max, insulating any pipes and water tanks in your roof is a great way to do so. With the loft being one of the coldest places in your house, the water in the pipes can take longer to heat or potentially freeze in extreme weather.

Using foam tubes or wool insulation can cover your pipes and make your home even more energy efficient.

Find Out More

For enquires about our roof insulation services we are more than happy to help, contact the team at DP Insulation Render in Sheffield. Call us on 0114 244 4227 for more information.

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