Roof Insulation can be applied in a number of different ways, all of which contribute to the warmth and energy efficiency of a building. Whether you choose flat roof, pitched roof or loft insulation will depend on the design specifications of the building and personal preference. Roof insulation is available as boards, rolls and foil.
Roof and loft insulation can vastly improve the efficiency of your home. Uninsulated homes could lose up to a quarter of their energy through the roof and loft space. The type of insulation you need will vary depending on your roof:
Loft Insulation – loft insulation is so effective you could recoup the cost in three years and begin to make significant savings on your energy bills. Loft insulation is available as rolls or boards and it will depend on the style of your loft as to which you need to use.
Pitched Roof Insulation – Applied directly to the underside of the roof, this is usually used when loft insulation is not possible or practical, usually when working with a pitched roof.
Flat Roof Insulation – Flat roofs are usually found on extensions, garages and dormer windows. They often let in the cold and can be tricky to insulate. However, a rigid PIR foam board can be used under built-up felt to increase the energy efficiency of the roof.