It’s common knowledge that one of the most important factors when building a new home or renovating an existing one, is to ensure that you have sufficient insulation, from external wall insulation to flooring solutions. More and more commonly, insulation has become a necessity for modern home structures. So why exactly has the popularity increased so drastically in recent years? There are numerous benefits of installing external wall insulation in your home. The three most significant are as follows.
- Thermal and Acoustic Regulation
Thermal insulation helps to regulate temperatures in your home by restricting the transmission of heat & cold in & out of your home and/or office. Acoustic insulation works similarly to thermal except that in this instance, the insulation works to restrict the movement of sound.
External wall insulation is used predominantly to regulate temperature fluctuations. It uses insulation materials to reduce the amount of heat that is otherwise easily transferred through traditional building materials like brick, glass, metal, and plasterboard. This reduction in the transfer of heat and cold through building materials, enables a higher restriction of temperature flow in to or out of your home.
This means that the need for additional heating & cooling is drastically minimised, ensuring you experience true comfort in your home year round.
- Increased Energy Efficiency
Home insulation is a foundational component of an energy efficient home. The ability to regulate heat and reduce the transfer of cool and hot air in and out of your house also drastically reduces the amount of energy you consume per household. Regular homes that aren’t insulated experience greater fluctuations of heat and cold in and out of the home, meaning the use for air conditioning and heating is required for longer periods of time, more frequently.
The ability to reduce your homes energy consumption makes your home a more green, clean environment giving your home the green tick of approval. This is what makes it one of the most sustainable options for homes today.
- Reduces Cost of Living
With the improved regulation of temperature requiring less energy consumption in your house, it only makes sense that this has a ripple on positive effect that directly impacts your wallet (in a good way).
Because insulation is the most improves the energy efficiency and comfort of your home, you pay substantially less per energy bill compared to uninsulated homes. Energy bills and costs can experience a 50% decrease in fully insulated homes compared to non-insulated homes, in essence allowing the insulation to pay for itself.
The insulation also reduces traditional maintenance costs of homes ve elimination condensation and build up of walls and ceilings, allowing them to last longer and require fewer repairs over the years.
Things to keep in mind
Insulation is the most cost-effective, clean and easy way to regulate your home keeping you warm in water, and cool in summer. It’s not always the most simple and straightforward option, however. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re considering whether to invest in external wall insulation.
- It must be installed during the build of a new home. Installing it afterward can be incredibly complex and sometimes not possible without major renovations. Unless in instances where retrofit.
- Plan in advance if you’re doing small renovations and determine whether you could apply extra external insulation.
- Although external wall insulation is a beneficial addition to your home, it’s still recommended that you install it in your ceiling, all walls (external and internal) and floors for maximum efficiency. This essentially creates a sealed envelope for your home which acts like a thermos, keeping it regulated for longer which less energy required.
If you’re building a new home or planning a renovation to your existing home, it may be a good idea to consider installing external wall insulation in your home. Speak to one of our Pricewise Insulation experts today to explore the best options specifically for you.