What is Attic Insulation?

Inefficient home insulation can result in a substantial heat loss of 20-30% through the roof, leading to higher heating costs and increased greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, insulating your attic can often be the most cost effective energy saving measure you take!

The SEAI Home Energy Grants program provides financial assistance for improving insulation for homes in Limerick, focusing on attic or rafter insulation. It's crucial to ensure sufficient, undamaged, and correctly installed insulation to prevent heat loss, even if there is existing insulation in the roof as any damaged or uncovered areas in the roof will still lead to significant heat loss.

Commonly used insulation materials include semi-rigid insulation boards and glass/mineral fiber. The choice of insulation material may vary based on the depth of your joists or rafters. You can rely on us to provide the expert advice you need to professionally insulate your home.

What materials are used in Attic Insulation?

We specialise in the installation of attic insulation in Limerick, using all manner of insulation materials as seen below. We will help you choose the right material for your home in order to make it as energy efficient as possible.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation is composed of recycled glass fragments and pure sand, making it an environmentally friendly option. This versatile material is available in blankets or sheets, providing flexibility in installation. It effectively traps air pockets, creating a barrier that helps regulate temperature and improves energy efficiency in homes in Limerick.

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Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose insulation is suitable for various applications, including enclosed walls, open new walls, and unfinished attic floors. Its adaptability makes it a practical choice for both new and old houses. Made from recycled paper and treated to be fire-resistant, cellulose insulation is an eco-friendly option that offers effective thermal performance and soundproofing.

Rock Wool Insulation

Rock Wool insulation is derived from stone and manufactured by spinning or drawing fibers from molten materials. This process results in a versatile insulation material that can be used in walls, floors, ceilings, attics, and crawlspaces. Rock Wool provides excellent fire resistance, thermal insulation, and sound absorption, making it a durable and effective choice for various insulation projects in Limerick.

Reflective Foil Insulation

Foil insulation is designed to be thinner than traditional insulation materials. It consists of multiple layers of foil with fibrous material in between. This design enhances its reflective properties, making it effective in reducing radiant heat transfer keeping it in the home. It is often used in spaces where thickness is a concern or where traditional insulation may be challenging to install.

Eco-Friendly Insulation

Eco-friendly insulation is a natural, formaldehyde-free material that prioritizes environmental sustainability and indoor air quality. This insulation type is an excellent choice for those seeking a greener and healthier home environment. Made from renewable resources such as cotton, wool, or recycled denim, eco-friendly insulation provides effective thermal performance while minimizing environmental impact.

What are the benefits of Attic Insulation?

There are many advantages that make attic insulation a practical and beneficial solution for homeowners in Limerick., including but not limited to:

Energy Savings: Heat loss through your roof can contribute the largest heat loss in your home meaning attic insulation leads to lower energy consumption and cost savings on heating bills.

Comfort Improvement: Improved insulation enhances indoor comfort by maintaining a consistent temperature throughout your home.

Environmental Impact: Reduced energy consumption contributes to a smaller carbon footprint, aligning with environmental sustainability goals.

Home Value: Attic insulation is a valuable investment that can enhance the overall value and marketability of your home.

Weather Resistance: Insulation provides an additional layer of protection against extreme temperatures and moisture, particularly beneficial in Limerick's often rainy weather conditions!

What grants are available in Limerick?

The SEAI Attic Insulation grant provides up to €1,500 towards the installation of insulation in your home in Limerick.

Check your eligibility and find out more information at the following links:

Attic Insulation Grant

Citizens Information

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