The summer is slowly coming to a close and the leaves on the trees are turning various shades of orange, red, yellow, and brown. This can mean only one thing – the winter months really aren’t all too far off! Now, there are plenty of things to look forward to in the coming months. We have Halloween, the return of Starbucks’ infamous pumpkin spice latte, and more opportunities to snuggle up in front of a film on the evenings. But this should also be a time of preparation. The upcoming winter months are likely to get extremely cold, and you should start taking out measures to protect and optimise your property now so that they are fully in place and functioning properly in time for when they are needed. One aspect of your home that you should focus on in the upcoming months is insulation. Here are just a couple of different areas you might want to consider getting started on!
Increasing numbers of us are incorporating more glass into our homes. We have more windows, larger windows, skylights, and conservatories. There are various reasons for this. Not only does having more natural light in your property look aesthetically pleasing, but it is also better for us in terms of health and wellbeing too – natural light helps to regulate our circadian rhythms, ensuring that we can get to sleep at night and recover for the next day. However, glass does tend to have its drawbacks when it comes to home design too – it is naturally a terrible insulator. In fact, the majority of our home’s energy is lost through the windows! This can be extremely problematic during the colder months of the year, as you will generally have to choose between living in a cold property or running the heating around the clock in order to keep your property consistently warm and toasty. To combat this, you should invest in double glazing for all windows and other glass structures in your property. Double glazed glass is a much better insulator than single pane glass, so it’s more than worth the investment.
Fibreglass Loft Space
Seeing as heat rises, we can find that a whole lot of our energy is lost through the roof of our house. A good way to prevent this is to thoroughly insulate your loft space. Now, the main form of insulating material used for this venture is fibreglass, which can be bought in the form of batts or loose fill. If you are not familiar with how to handle fibreglass yourself, you may want to leave this work to the professionals, as fibreglass can prove extremely irritable and fibres can stick in your clothes, causing problems for months on end.
These are just two different ways that you should consider insulating your property. Doing this well in advance of the onset of cold weather will prover most efficient and effective!