HOW TO INSULATE AN ATTIC - Insulating an attic is a great idea as we know that hot air rises; so when you have your heating system on the warm air will rise up through the ceilings, into your attic and escape through the roof. Stop and think for a moment how much your heating bills are costing you each and every month and how much you could save if that hot air didn’t escape through your roof.
Take a look at the video above as this demonstrate how to insulate your attic resulting is huge energy and money savings.
There are THREE prime areas that you need to insulate in your attic, these are:
1. The Rafters
Insulating in between the rafter will save you a huge amount of money every year on heating bills. One of the best ways is to buy insulation rock wool and fit this to the depth of the rafter joists and then flash over with an aluminium foil cover. This will drastically reduce the heat loss and your monthly bills.
2. The Attic Flooring
You need to ensure you lay down insulation to a minimum thickness of 270 mm but adding more won’t hurt that’s for sure. The insulation material generally comes in roller fits in between the joists. It’s such an easy job and will end up saving you a serious amount of money. Note that you can also use other materials such as Insulation Boards that provide additional insulation to what you have already put down.
3. The Water Tank & Pipes
This is going to be essential for a very good reason. Once you have finished insulating your attic the heat from your home won’t escape as quickly and therefore the attic space is going to get extremely cold. Lagging the Water Tank & Insulating the Pipes are going to save you a serious amount of money as this will prevent the pipes from freezing which will result in a burst pipe. Trust me on this you do NOT want to suffer from a burst pipe as the water will cause a massive amount of damage and cost you untold cash and grief in having to repair your walls and ceilings – even to the point where you have to throw most of your home content away.
Acknowledgements: Video - Wickes.co.uk