The attic is one of the most important areas of a house to have effective insulation. Heat has a natural tendency to rise and will therefore escape out through ceilings if allowed. It is estimated that a house can lose 35-40% of its heat through the attic roof.
Most houses in Ireland only have a thin layer of fibreglass attic insulation which is nowhere near sufficient to retain the heat from below. With a large percentage of that heat escaping, the heating must be kept on longer to retain a comfortable temperature in the home. A well insulated home can save can save up to €450 per year by upgrading the insulation in the attic area.
A & A Roofing and Guttering can prevent heat loss by upgrading attic insulation in new and existing houses. Our experienced team can update homes to the highest standard. By using Rockwool Rockprime Blown Insulation and Knauf Insulation Mineral Wool, the attic area is covered with a 250mm-300mm layer of high quality attic insulation. This will help prevent the heat from escaping, keeping the house warmer and less prone to drafts.
Here are some of the steps our team will follow when using insulation:
Our team will examine the attic space and decide on the level of insulation that is needed. We will normally recommend that the attic insulation be brought up to 300mm. If 100mm of fibreglass is already in the attic, we will roll over this insulation to give a further 200mm.
Our team will roll out one layer (if no insulation already exists) between the timber joists on the floor of the attic area. These are to be tightly fitted in place between the timbers.
We then use another layer of mineral wool over the timber joists bringing the level of insulation up to the 300mm depth.
Insulating tank jackets and covers are fitted to the water tanks in the attic to help protect from freezing in cold conditions. Pipe lagging is also added to protect the pipes from freezing.
*All work carried out by A & A Roofing and Guttering is done in accordance with the SEAI requirements as set out in the grant scheme.