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If you’re looking to enhance the energy efficiency of your home while lowering fuel costs, flat roof insulation might be an ideal option for you. If the Flat Roof is poorly insulated, properties tend to lose more heat in the winter, which results in constant energy consumption to heat the property. Also, during the summers, heat will easily enter the property while rising the demand for cooling.
Warm roof insulation can turn out to be money-saving, it is an airtight, waterproof construction, leaving no spaces in between. The waterproofing membrane is positioned directly on top of the existing insulation. Insulation is usually implemented on top of the concrete, steel, or wooden deck with a vapour check layer frequently installed below the insulation concerning the deck to ensure the construction is moisture-free. Thus, keeping cold air out while creating a comfy temperature indoor.
This is a financial assistance program provided by the government as part of the ECO4 scheme. The initiative’s primary goal is to introduce cost-effective and energy-efficient heating solutions to households facing financial challenges, with the aim of also reducing carbon emissions in the UK and addressing the pressing issue of climate change.
Homeowners meeting specific eligibility requirements, such as owning properties constructed before a designated date or having limited income, can access these grants. The grant amount may vary based on the persons unique circumstances, but it serves to alleviate the expense associated with insulation installation, enhancing its affordability for homeowners.
Flat roof insulation grants have a few main objectives:
Energy Savings: One of the main goals is to reduce energy consumption, installing insulation on a flat roof can lead to significant reductions in heating and cooling costs.
Environmental Benefits: In addition to cost savings, flat roof insulation grants promote environmental sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint of buildings.
Increases Comfort: They can enhance the overall comfort of the building’s interior. It helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures, reduces drafts, and minimises temperature fluctuations.
Increases Property Value: They can also enhance the resale value of a property. Buyers are often attracted to homes and buildings with lower energy costs and improved insulation.
Qualifying for a flat roof insulation grant can vary depending on the specific grant program and your residential location. Several factors include:
Income Level: Grants are primarily aimed at households with limited income. You’ll need to demonstrate that your annual household income is below £31,000.
Property Ownership: These grants are exclusively available to homeowners.
Energy Efficiency: Your home must have a low energy efficiency rating. This is typically indicated by an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating or E, F or G.
Benefit Receipt: You will need to be in receipt of specific benefits, such as Pension credit, child tax credit, or working tax credit.
To qualify for a flat roof insulation grant, you (or your tenant if you are a landlord), must be in receipt of one of these benefits:
As heat rises, around a quarter of the heat lost in your home escapes through the roof. Many flat roofs have been constructed with either no or very little insulation. This makes it a very good investment, as you can improve thermal performance, limit heat loss and make your home more comfortable as well as energy efficient.
Insulation materials typically exhibit exceptional durability, with an expected lifespan for flat roof insulation ranging from 25 to 40 years.
The flat roof insulation thickness building regulation in the UK dictates that the layer should be between 100mm and 150mm.
Even if you aren’t eligible for the flat roof insulation grant, you can still opt to pay for insulation. We’re here to assist you in arranging your insulation.
The cost of flat roof insulation varies between properties, this depends on the size of your roof and the choice of insulation you will need. The average cost of installing flat roof insulation is around £500.