What is external wall insulation?
In a badly insulated home as much as 35% of heat can be lost through the walls. This is not only disastrous for your pocket but also bad for the environment.
External wall insulation, however, can reduce this energy loss, saving approximately £475 per three-bedroomed semi-detached property, per year, in energy bills.
Just think what you could do with an extra £475 per year!
So what exactly is external wall insulation?
This is the process of attaching insulation material to the outside of your existing property.
This insulation material can be expanded polystyrene, mineral wool, polyurethane or phenolic foam. Then a cement-based reinforcement is applied, followed by a specialist textured render for the top layer.
At Amaroc the render finishes include silicone thin coat, scraped lightweight render, brick slips and pebble dashing. The render can also be tinted to a shade of your choosing to ensure the finished product is aesthetically pleasing.
The benefits of external wall insulation, however, extends to more than saving money on energy bills.
The material itself is breathable and therefore reduces condensation on internal walls. It can also help prevent some types of damp and mould from forming.
Not only does it protect the superstructure of the building against the elements but it reduces drafts, heat loss and can reduce external noise by filling in any cracks and gaps in the walls.
Additionally, the external appearance of your home is vastly improved, which will increase curb appeal and could potentially add value to your property.
And the good news is unless you live in a conservation area or a listed building it shouldn’t be necessary to obtain planning permission to apply external wall insulation.
So if your home has solid rather than cavity walls it is a candidate for external wall insulation as there is nowhere other than the internal or external walls for insulation to be applied.
External wall insulation ensures you do not lose any living space.
Speak to Amaroc about external wall insulation for your property and as no internal access is required to apply it there is minimum disruption to your lives and it should last in excess of 25 years.