The walls of our home serve several purposes, apart from holding the roof up and creating a boundary for the house. Over the last few decades, the focus on insulation and energy conservation has increased. Especially in older homes with poor insulation, there is an urgent need to improve insulation and reduce energy consumption. While most people go for the obvious solution of loft or roof insulation, there is another way of ensuring that your home feels warm and comfortable and that you save money on energy costs in the long run. That solution is external wall insulation.
What is External Wall Insulation?
External solid wall insulation is simply insulation installed to the outside of your walls. It includes two layers of material – one for the actual insulation and the other outer layer for protection from adverse weather. Older solid wall properties built before the 1930s, old concrete properties and new solid wall properties can all have external wall insulation installed on the outside. In addition, properties with a cavity within their walls most likely already have insulation within the cavity and may not need to install it separately at a later stage.
Why Should You Install External Wall Insulation?
External wall insulation is a highly effective means of improving the overall energy efficiency of the house and keeping everyone within, warm and cosy during the winter months. However, there are many other benefits that make it a worthwhile investment in new and old homes alike, such as:
- Making the walls more weather-resistant.
- Allowing walls to contribute to the thermal mass within the house.
- Making the house more soundproof and providing better privacy to the residents.
- Reducing condensation and damping on the walls.
- Preventing mould formation on the walls.
- Increasing the life of the walls and maintaining their quality for many years.
- Improving the appearance of the house and adding value to it when coupled with decorative touches.
Does your house remain cool and damp even when the heating is on? Then, it’s probably time to check the insulation in the roof and walls and get it upgraded. AES Insulations can provide a wide range of insulation services in Leicestershire. Our certified and experienced team will be happy to inspect your property and suggest the best solution for your insulation woes. Then, once we’ve identified the problem and you’ve finalised the right solution, we’ll get to work and make your home well-insulated, more energy-efficient in no time! To learn about external wall insulation or any other services we offer, contact our team today.