Given the important role insulation plays in the safety and comfort of your home, it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that it should be replaced in a timely fashion if you notice something wrong with it. Here at SuperFOIL Insulation, our high performance multi foil insulation is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a worthy product to replace their existing insulation – but how do you know when it’s time for your old insulation to go?
We’ve rounded up everything you’ll need to know to answer this very question.
- You’ve Started Receiving Unexpectedly High Power Bills
The cost of power might fluctuate and your usage may vary from month to month, but generally speaking you probably have a pretty good idea of how expensive your power bill should be. As such, one of the most obvious symptoms of an insulation problem is a high power bill.
Why? Well, bad insulation in your walls, roof and floor means air can more easily enter and escape your home, resulting in hotter summers and colder winters. To combat this and create a more comfortable living environment, you’ll probably be tempted to run your air conditioner and/or heating system more than usual – both of which can have a big impact on your power bill. So, if you get a nasty shock when it comes time to pay the bills, one of the first things you should check is your insulation.
- Your Home Has Been Invaded by Pests
While it’s not nice to think about, the fact remains that wild animals often take up residence in the walls and roofs of UK homes. In fact, local authority pest control services made more than 400,000 call outs between 2015 and 2016, according to figures collated by the British Pest Control Association.
If you suspect that squirrels, mice or rats are living in your walls, we recommend contacting pest control or investigating for yourself. With their sharp teeth and claws, these animals can cause direct damage to your insulation while leaving behind waste that may produce an unpleasant smell.
- Your Insulation has Become Moist
Older types of insulation are incredibly susceptible to water damage and will usually need to be replaced if they become damp or wet. This is a relatively common issue here in the UK, where a combination of a wet climate and old houses means that it’s not unusual for rainwater to get inside the walls and roof of a property and eventually damage the insulation. If left unchecked, insulation that has been water damaged can start to grow potentially dangerous mold and lose its effectiveness as an insulator.
If it’s time to replace the insulation in your home, you’ve come to the right place. We offer an extensive range of premium quality roof, wall and floor insulation that will keep your home cosy for decades to come. Get in touch with the friendly SuperFOIL Insulation team today to discuss your options.