7th April 2022
Want to find the best insulation for your attic? Look no further than our spray foam attic insulation option. Our spray foam insulation moulds to the sprayed surface and expands to form an airtight, yet breathable seal- perfect for usual spaces, doors, hatches or sloped roofs in the roof space. Here is what you need to know when considering attic insulation.
Did you know that up to 50% of heat is lost through a poorly or uninsulated roof? The airtight properties help prevent hot air from escaping your home, to keep it cosy in the colder months. A common misconception, however, is that insulation only benefits the home in Winter. However, spray insulation works to slow down the movement of heat between spaces in the Summer to stop your home overheating, allowing for better thermoregulation.
If your home overheats in Summer and needs heated all Winter, it is definitely time to consider attic insulation.
Our Lapolla spray foam insulation combines two components together when sprayed from a spray foam gun onto the desired surface. The foam then expands up to 10 times to fill the area and hardens to form a protective, airtight barrier. The hardened insulation does not harm any wood or timber though as it is still breathable. These expansive, airtight yet breathable properties make it perfect for those hard to reach crevices, nooks and crannies that standard insulation could not effectively cover. Examples of unusual or hard to reach areas can include ceilings, under floors and the underside of roof decks.
Releasing Harmful Chemicals In Your Home
Our spray foam is water blown and emits no harmful chemicals or CFCs to keep the environment, your home and everyone in it safe. Our insulation will actually improve your air quality, by reducing condensation and associated mould making your home a healthier environment.
Inaccessible loft spaces
In this case, the only answer is spray foam insulation where a professional blows the material onto the awkward space to treat it.
Attic Dampness and Ventilation
If you are looking to stop or treat mould/dampness, spray foam insulation is a long-term solution with many benefits. It’s effective in preventing damp, lowering energy costs and protecting a home’s structural integrity.
The Lapolla FL500 Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation is breathable it will allow ventilation without the need for an additional air gap. Therefore, our spray foam insulation can be sprayed directly to the rafters and felt. This is BBA and Building control approved.
Living Area in the Loft
Planning on using the roofspace as a room? If so, it is essential you get the walls and ceilings between a heated room and an unheated space insulated. We can insulate sloped or flat roofs and around any skylights or windows.
Cables, Pipes, Water Tanks and Loft Hatches
Our insulation has no impact on the capability of electrical cables so is completely fine to be sprayed over. To ensure your pipes and water tank don’t freeze in the roof space, they will also need to be insulated.
The cooler air in your insulated loft could mean that cold draughts come through the loft hatch/ attic door. To prevent this, we can spray around the hatch.
Lower Heating Bills
One of the most attractive benefits is the reduced energy bills lasting a lifetime. Reduce your heating bills by up to 50%.
Our spray foam insulation can adhere to almost any material in your attic and is effective in hot and cold climates.
Our professionals work at the highest standards to thoroughly insulate your roofspace no matter what shape or size.
Better Moisture Control
Spray foam insulation is impermeable to water. This means that not only will spray foam thoroughly seal and protect your attic and crawl space from airborne moisture and leaks, but if flooding should occur in the area, spray foam insulation will not absorb the water, unlike other materials.
When compared with traditional methods, we think spray foam is the superior insulation for an attic. Our professionals uphold the highest standards of cleanliness and work quickly to ensure minimal disruption in your home. Get a free quote for your home today.