We haven’t yet seen the coldest temperatures of the year but it won’t be long before we are de-icing the cars and gritting the paths. Some may see that as a pleasant change to all the rain we have been having but we still need to be careful about the impact that a cold snap will have on our homes. As we enter the coldest months of the calendar, it is vital to ensure that our homes are adequately insulated. Having effective home and roof insulation not only keeps you and your family warm, it also saves money on heating bills and protects your property from dampness and the effects of a deep freeze.

Let’s take a look at how we, at Thermal Roof, can help improve the insulation of your home.

Effective Roof Insulation

It’s a well-known fact that heat rises. In a house, this means that the heat will escape through the roof if inadequately insulated. If your roof is not sufficiently insulated, you could be paying way over the odds on your heating bills, plus you will be putting your home at risk of damage that comes from the cold temperatures. If you have a flat roof on your property, whether that be the entire property, an extension or conservatory, that hasn’t been replaced for a long time, now is the time to consider your options.

A new EPDM flat roofing solution will provide all the insulation you need to keep your home warm when you need it to be and also offer a temperate room in the middle of summer. Even if you don’t currently have a flat roof on your conservatory for example, it is worth looking at this as an option. Replacing a traditional polycarbonate conservatory roof with an EPDM flat roof will give you a room you can use all year round, whatever the weather.

As well as offering the benefit of great insulation, an EPDM rubber flat roof solution will also withstand freezing temperatures. This means that instead of ending up with cracks and tears in more traditional roof solutions, the rubber solution used will hold up to extremes of heat and cold.

Insulating the Exterior with Cladding

In addition to our flat roof insulation services, we also provide PVC-CE cladding to the exterior of your property. In place of wooden cladding, this method offers great protection against the elements as well as effective insulation, keeping your home warm and cosy and saving on your energy bills. Usually installed to the upper exterior of a property, this cladding offers effective insulation and also looks great too. Available in a number of colours and styles, we use a reputable, approved method of cladding.

In fact, if you are considering cladding to improve the exterior of your property, the insulation it provides, and the fact that it is so energy efficient, may make the decision to choose this particular product a much easier one.

Dormer Roofs

You would be surprised at how much heat can escape from an inadequately insulated dormer extension roof. Just like a window, if not fitted correctly, having been subjected to wear and tear, you will lose lots of heat. The older the dormer roof, the more likely it will be a source of higher heating bills and a colder home.

In addition to replacing your dormer roof, we can also install PVC cladding on them. In fact, taking advantage of both options will make your dormer the envy of the street and put an end to your insulation issues.

Guttering, Fascias and Soffits

While it’s not an insulation product as such, ensuring that your gutters are in tip-top condition will protect your property from the perils of water. In freezing conditions, older gutters can expand, cracking, warping and sustaining damage which can leave your home vulnerable to potential water entering the property.

If you feel it’s time you had your gutters inspected, or even replaced, this is something that we can help you with.

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The above are the many ways in which we can help with your home insulation requirements however, there are many more improvements or repairs that you can make around the home that will make your property more energy efficient and protect your home from the elements including:

  • Insulation for cavity walls
  • Loft insulation
  • Repairs to window seals, double glazing etc
  • Blocking up any holes where heat could be escaping
  • Repairs to external doors, bi-fold, patio doors etc.
  • New windows and doors or certainly replacement/repair of any broken ones
  • A new conservatory or replacement EPDM flat roof
  • Effective heating systems
  • Making the use of all the heat you produce – leave the oven door open after cooking to heat the kitchen – don’t waste that heat.

While we specialise in offering flat roof solutions, guttering and cladding, we have a wealth of knowledge in all areas of home insulation and work with a number of trusted professionals. We can help you find the right specialists for the job and can even manage your project on your behalf.

The best thing to do is get in touch with our friendly team with your enquiry and we will do our best to help you out. You can call us on 01934 824005 and speak with one of our experts today. If you are considering waiting until after Christmas, be sure to book in now to secure your required date.

Looking at ways to save money on your heating, or tips to keep more of the heat in your home? Check out our blog on Top Ten Tips for Keeping the Heat in This Winter.