Five vital places to insulate your home this winter
Five vital places to insulate your home this winter!
With temperatures plummeting and energy prices forever rising, there has never been a better time to insulate your home.
Multifoil-Insulation.com supply DIY insulation kits which are installed with ease, aswell as looking after the bank account!
1 – Loft Floor
Roofs are renowned as the area where most heat escapes. Majority of the time, your loft floor will be insulted with Glasswool/Mineral Fibre. An issue with Mineral Fibres however is that over time it will shrink and degrade, reducing it’s thermal properties.
Loft Floor Kits supplied by Multifoil-Insulation is the ideal solution. It contains a 15mm, 6 Layer Multifoil material which is equivalent to approx 100mm Mineral Wool. This material does not dissipate over time and will last time lifetime of the application!
A double layer can be used to improve the thermal benefits. We would always advise the Multifoil Insulation to be installed underneath any wool.
Below is a link to our product page which contains prices and an informative How-To-Video;
Loft Floor Insulation Kit – Product Link
2 – Under Carpet Insulation
Our EcoTec FloorFoam material is a simple method to insulate under carpets. Other floors where FloorFoam is suitable for is under laminate, wood and vinyl flooring.
The product will help significantly reduce drafts from entering the flooring. FloorFoam will add a thermal break, and will also retain 98% of radiant energy.
If your current flooring is timber, it can be simply stapled in place. If your flooring is concrete, we would advise either Thermaseal Double Sided Tape, or a non-solvent adhesive.
The link below provides prices, further product information and an informative How-To-Video;
EcoTec FloorFoam Insulation Kit – Product Link
3 – Solid Walls
Uninsulated solid brick/block walls are renowned for allowing heat to escape. According to Energy Saving Trust, around 33% of heat could be escaping if no insulation is fitted.
The two multifoil materials out of our range we would recommend would be either EcoQuilt Expert or SuperQuilt. The multi-layered blankets can be installed on the internal, or external of the solid wall.
Our advised fitting method would be to sandwich the product between a set of 25mm battens, before internal/external finish. SuperQuilt would be equivalent to approx 80mm Rigid PIR Insulation. EcoQuilt would be equivalent to approx 50mm PIR Insulation.
Additional information on Solid Wall Installation can be found at the following link – Click here
4 – Conservatory Roofs
A large design flaw with conservatories is their inability to retain and repel heat. We commonly receive feedback that conservatories are too hot in summer, and freezing in the winter.
Multifoil Insulation materials such as SuperQuilt and EcoQuilt Expert work in two manners. The first is by slowing down the heat transfer due to it’s multiple layer build up. The second, and most important, is due to it’s highly reflective aluminium foils.
These true aluminium foils will help trap the heat inside the conservatory space in the winter, and will reflect away the unwanted heat in the summer months.
Conservatory Roof Insulation Kits are available direct from Multifoil Insulation. All kits include free next working day delivery to the UK mainland when ordered before 2pm – Click Here
Additional technical advise can be found at the following link – Click Here
5 – Crawl Space Floors
As heated air rises inside your home, cold air is drawn into poorly sealed crawl spaces. This results in cold floors and drafty homes.
Insulating with a multifoil insulation below the crawl space will combat these issues. The materials are installed as flat, continuous layers, meaning no cold air can pass through. It is ideal to have a large cavity between the insulation and the floorboards, as this will increase the performance. Image displayed below.
The two most popular products for this installation would be either SuperQuilt or EcoQuilt Expert. The material can be easily stapled using a Heavy Duty Staple Gun, and 14mm Staples.
This is also popular for static caravans and park homes.
Additional fixing instructions can be found on our other domain – Click here
If you can’t insulate all of the Five vital places to insulate your home this winter, just choose one!
All products are available carriage free when spending over £100 + VAT (UK Mainland)
When spending over £500 + vat we also supply you with a free Staple Gun and 5,000 14mm Staples on your first order.
Want to insulate an area not on the list? Speak to our technical team on 0114 323 0012.