Attic Insulation

 

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Is your attic uninsulated?

More than a quarter of your heat is being unnecessarily lost as heat rises through your uninsulated attic! Through the many leaks in an attic, air can leave the house or air can penetrate from outside. This results in a substantial amount of heat loss, as well as leading to various moisture and mould related problems. (Above Left: Thermal image of heat escaping through an uninsulated roof)

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Lack of Insulation
=
Heat Loss
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High Heating Bills


 

Insulating your attic, loft or flat roof is a great starting point to cost-effectively upgrading the heating efficiency of your home. By creating a warm comfortable home through insulation you are also reducing the risk of illness: Research by Cardiff University’s Common Cold Centre in Wales has proven that “a drop in body temperature can cause a dormant cold virus to develop”.

 

Is your attic insulated…

…. but there’s frost on your neighbour’s roof and none on yours? .. and the snow on your roof melts faster than your neighbours? This is a good indicator that your attic has low levels of insulation.  Your heat and money are going straight out the roof! Take the time to check the current depth of the insulation. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) recommends an attic insulation depth of 300mm or 12″.

 

Properly installed attic insulation is effective for many years and it will pay for itself over and over again during that time.

Example: Insulating a 50 sq.m. (540 sq.ft) attic space of an average-sized house typically pays for itself in approximately 3 years.



Attic Insulation Products Used by MaxiTherm:


  • Loft Insulation Rolls

  • Spray Foam



Loft Insulation Rolls:

– Knauf ecose

– Moy Isover

Moy Isover is a high-performance attic insulation offered by MaxiTherm Insulations. It surpasses today’s thermal regulations for both new build and existing attic spaces. Installation is quicker and cleaner than conventional roll insulation; the average semi-detached can be insulated in about one hour.

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ProblemA poorly insulated attic costs money – up to 30% of your heat escapes through the roof.
SolutionAdd a layer of Heat Shield high performance insulation to your existing attic insulation. It is engineered for maximum heat retention and designed for easy installation. Just lay it on top of what you already have to save heat and save money.
ResultsNot only do you get a warmer house but lower heating bills and a payback within 36 months the quickest payback amongst other energy saving solutions. You are also helping the environment.
Other benefitsIf you are considering a comprehensive upgrade, replace your existing attic insulation with Heat Shield as well as a top up layer. You can even apply Heat Shield to the roof eaves when converting for maximum heat retention.

No Damage

Moy Isover heatsheild will not damage any metal components in the loft nor react with PVC cables.

Durability

Moy Isover heatsheild is a durable material. When installed, it will not be affected by normal ventilation within the attic space. It will remain an effective insulant for the lifetime of the building.

Benefits:

  • Excellent thermal & acoustic performance
  • Exceptional tear strength
  • Completely fire safe – non-combustible
  • Durable – not easily damaged in storage, during transport or on site when installed
  • Long product life – will not age