Loft Insulation Costs & Potential Savings
Because heat rises, loft insulation can play a crucial role in keeping your property warm. You might be surprised to learn that in an uninsulated home, a quarter of the heat produced can be lost through the roof. As well as being bad news for the environment, this can take its toll on your finances. So, when you’re asking yourself the question ‘how much does loft insulation cost?’, bear in mind that the initial expense could quickly be offset by the major savings you make on your energy bills.
By laying a blanket of specialised insulation material in your loft or attic, you can create a barrier that will significantly reduce heat loss. In turn, this will help to keep your property cosy during the colder months and cooler during the summer months, while also keeping your energy costs in check.
One of our surveyors can calculate your loft insulation cost and prepare a quote based on the size of your loft, your roof space and the density of the fibre required. As a guide, typical prices* for a 3 bed semi with 12mm existing 50m2 – 250mm top up is £300 (excluding VAT).
Fuel bill savings vary, but for a typical detached property, they average £240** per year. This means that the home improvements usually pay for themselves within two to five years. Loft insulation is effective for over 40 years, so you can be assured that you’ll recoup the money you spend many times over.
If you’d like to get more details on the cost of loft insulation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team. Our professionally accredited installation experts will be able to assess whether your property would benefit from this insulation and, if they find that it is suitable for your home, they will give you a competitive quote. They can also find out if the insulation can be financed under the government’s Green Deal, meaning that there will be no upfront costs. This can help you to make further loft insulation savings.
* These estimates are subject to survey, floor area and access, without any subsidies applied.
** This figure is an estimated amount based on a gas-heated, detached house with no existing insulation. This information was taken from http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/roof-and-loft and is correct as of May 2016.