The Different Types of Loft Insulation

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Having loft insulation installed by East Midlands Roofing Solutions is the best way to save money on your energy bills and help to keep your home warm.

What you may not know, is that there are many different types of loft insulation to choose from. This is why we have put together this guide to explain them all and their benefits.

Choosing the Best Loft Insulation for Your Home

There are a number of loft insulations to choose from and a variety of loft insulation materials. Here is a brief summary of the different ones available –

Batt or Blanket – The most common type of insulation that is available in rolls of foil-backed felt, rock, glass or mineral fibre.

Some brands use recycled glass or sheep’s wool, which makes it good for insulating accessible spaces like exposed wall cavities.

Loose-Fill – Made from a variety of granular or lightweight materials like cork granules, mineral wool or cellulose fibre. Greener types of loose-fill insulation include recycled newspaper.

It fits easily between irregularly spaced joists or around obstructions and is useful for topping up existing insulation in attics.

Sheet – Sheet insulation is designed for insulating sloping sides of the roof and comes in the form of firm boards. These boards are available with a fire-resistant, moisture-resistant or decorative covering. This can be ordered precut to bespoke sizes (usually at an additional cost).

Greener sheet insulation options include cork, straw and wood board. It is regularly used for insulating loft conversions and can be covered with plasterboard giving it an attractive finish.

Blown-Fibre – Professional contractors (such as East Midlands Roofing Solutions) need to install blown-fibre insulation, which is blown into the gaps between joists.

This insulation material is quick and easily installed and is ideal for insulating areas where access is tricky plus it is light and convenient to handle and cut.

Get in Touch With Any Questions

If you have any questions about loft insulation, please contact East Midlands Roofing Solutions. Our dedicated customer service team will be more than happy to help.