It’s estimated that up to a quarter of a building’s heat can be lost through an uninsulated roof. If you do have an uninsulated roof, you could be paying considerably more to heat your property due to it being less effective at retaining heat.
Address this issue with Insulation’s Express’ extensive range of pitched roof insulation. Pitched roof insulation is applied directly to the underside of the roof and is primarily used in situations where loft insulation is not practical. This may be because you use the loft as a living space or you have storage concerns.
Pitched roof insulation is available in a variety of different forms, including insulation boards and foil. Discover the extensive range from leading manufacturers online today.
Benefits of Pitched Roof Insulation
Prevent heat loss.
Conserve energy and reduce heating bills.
Reduce external noise.
What is pitched roof insulation?
As the name suggests, pitched roof insulation is a type of insulation that is specifically designed to be installed directly to the underside of a pitched roof. It can come in many forms, ranging from insulation boards to foil rolls. It’s often used as an alternative to loft insulation.
How do I insulate a pitched roof?
When insulating a pitched roof, you have the choice of creating a cold-pitched roof or a warm-pitched roof. In a cold-pitched roof, the insulation is added between the rafters, whereas in a warm-pitched roof, the insulation is installed directly to the roof.
A warm roof is widely considered as being the most suitable for UK properties, as it is very effective at retaining heat and preventing cold bridging.
Is pitched roof insulation worth it?
Versus an uninsulated roof, pitched roof insulation is exceptionally effective at reducing heat loss. As most of a building’s heat is lost from its roof, installing the right type of roof insulation to your pitched roof will make your property feel warmer and therefore reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint. Not only that but the insulation can also reduce noise transmission, too.
What types of pitched roof insulation is available?
There are many options available when choosing insulation for a pitched roof. A popular choice is insulation boards. Usually made of foam or polystyrene, these lightweight boards are easy to install and can be cut to fit your space.
Insulation rolls, such as foil rolls, can sometimes be preferred thanks to the ease of installation; they can easily be rolled out across a roof’s surface. Slabs are another popular choice with their effective heat insulation properties.
At Insulation Express, our range includes all of the above from leading manufacturers including Celotex, Recticel, Pavatex and more, so you’re assured of quality no matter which type you choose.