Thermal Insulation: What is it & How is it Used?

Thermal Insulation: What is it & How is it Used?

One of the most effective ways to control the temperature in your home whilst saving money and increasing energy efficiency is thermal insulation.  

Homes radiate heat through the roof, walls, floors, and windows, meaning in the winter, many people spend more money on their central heating or contend with their homes being much too cold. And in the summer, heat loss can become heat transfer and make the home too warm. This is where thermal insulation comes in.  

Many different parts of a property can be insulated to keep it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This guide will explore the different types of thermal insulation and how they work.  

Cavity wall insulation: 

Cavity wall insulation is a type of insulation that is used between the internal and external walls of a property. It prevents heat from escaping through the walls by using: 

  • Roll insulation 
  • Insulation board 
  • Insulating foam  

and a variety of other options.  

External wall insulation:  

Around 33% of heat is lost through the walls, so it’s important to keep the warm air inside by insulating them. This type of insulation is useful for properties that don’t have cavity walls, but solid walls instead.  

Insulating external walls can include solutions like cladding and insulating methods that are fitted to the outside walls of your property.  

Loft insulation: 

Loft insulation is perhaps one of the most sustainable forms of insulation. Materials like glass wool, mineral wool and sheep’s wool are used to prevent heat loss through the roof, and as they are all relatively natural products, they provide an efficient level of sustainability.  

Loft insulation materials usually come in large rolls that are easy to install, and with around 25% of heat loss happening through the roof, insulating your loft can keep your home warm for many winters to come.  

Floor insulation: 

If you’re wondering ‘how to insulate a floor’ you’ll be pleased to know it’s fairly easy.  

Floor insulation works by placing insulating material underneath the floorboards of a property, preventing the 15% of heat loss that happens through the floor. It can also prevent noise from travelling through your home for a much quieter living space.   

Want more information on the thermal insulation? Our team is happy to help with any query – get in touch today! 

DISCLAIMERThe contents of this guide are intended for information purposes only. Insulation king shall not be liable, answerable or accountable for any loss or damage resulting from the advice given

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