Insulating your conservatory roof is becoming increasingly commonplace. This is because it brings a host of benefits, both long-term and short-term. Opting for efficient roof insulation will save you money and energy, as well as keeping your home at a stable, comfortable temperature. So let’s find out exactly what these benefits are, and why you should opt for an insulated roof in your new home. If you live in a rented property, you won’t have much say over whether or not your conservatory roof can be insulated, but if you own your property, read on to find out more.
What are the benefits of roof insulation?
In short, the benefits of loft insulation include:
● Trapping heat in (and out!)
● Reducing energy bills
● Increasing the value of your home
● Reducing your carbon footprint
Trap the heat in
During the cold winter months, we often find that our energy bills skyrocket. During colder periods, we need to use more energy to keep our homes warm. No matter how many layers of clothes you wear, or how long you keep the radiators switched on, without an insulated roof, all of the excess heat will eventually escape through the roof. It goes without saying that this is incredibly inefficient, and can cause you to waste a lot of your energy and, in turn, money.
Keep the heat out
Now, roof insulation isn’t just important during colder months, but similarly during the blazing heat of summer. Or, in England, the slightly warmer temperatures...
Insulating your roof will allow you to keep all the heat from the sun where it should be: outside. Especially if you have a conservatory, or even large windows which allow heat to enter easily, you’ll want to make sure that your house doesn’t heat up too much during the summer. Roof insulation stops the inside of your roof from warming up too much, causing heat to get trapped inside your home.
Be good to the planet!
Insulating your roof is not only great for you and your wallet, but also for the planet. Less energy is wasted through your roof, since heat is trapped in your home rather than escaping through your roof, so you will need to generate less heat to keep your home warm. In short, you waste less energy. Wasting less energy makes for a lower and more responsible carbon footprint. As well as making sure that you opt for a renewable energy tariff with a green supplier, such as Bulb, roof insulation can make sure that you are good to the planet.
Keep those costs down
Despite the upfront costs of roof insulation, the Energy Savings Trust claim that you can save up to £215 each year on your energy just by insulating your roof. This is because, as we have seen, it’s an incredibly efficient way to ensure that you don’t waste energy.
It keeps you extra protected
Not only doesconservatory roof insulation keep you protected from high energy bills and uncomfortable temperatures at home, it can also protect you from other natural causes of decay or degradation. Exposure to the rain, for example, can cause your roof to slowly waste away. However, with roof insulation, you can keep your roof structurally healthy and sturdy for longer, which can also make you pretty big savings. As well as this, it also works as sound control, protecting you and your family from outside noise.
To sum up...
If your roof is poorly insulated, you can lose up to a quarter of all heat generated in your home! This is not only bad for your wallet, but also for the environment. Therefore, if you don’t yet have conservatory roof insulation, or if you think yours could do with an upgrade, look into the different types of insulation on offer, organise its installation, and start making savings!