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How to ensure your home is winter ready for the cold season

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Here is our winter-ready checklist; helping you get ready to save energy and money this winter.

1. Are your windows properly sealed?

Loss of heat via air leakage can significantly influence the energy efficiency of a home. If seals are loose or panes are cracked, you could experience unwanted draughts leading to extra costs on your energy bills.

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2. Ensure your roof shingles are not missing or broken.

If leaks are coming through your roof, this could be a sign of more serious underlying damage that should be addressed.

3. Is your roof adequately insulated according to the Building Regulations?

Ensure that your roof is adequately insulated according to the Building Regulations in Ireland (New Build U Values: 0.16 Pitched Roof / Renovation U Values: 0.25 Pitched Roof). Having your roof correctly insulated helps to protect the building fabric and prevent against high moisture levels and unwanted condensation.

4. Check your Attic Insulation.

If your attic insulation is in poor condition, it is advisable to remove it and replace it with new insulation. Depending on whether insulation is being applied to the ceiling or slope and the level of top-up required, we recommend considering Isover SpaceSaver, Spacesaver Plus, or Comfort 35 (for ceiling insulation) and Metac (for slope insulation) for optimal thermal performance. If there is already attic insulation in place between your joists, you can enhance it by topping it up with our Comfort 35 insulation roll to ensure the best possible thermal performance.

Watch this video to learn more about attic insulation: 

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5. Are your Walls and Floors also insulated correctly?

Create a healthy indoor environment by installing high thermal performance insulation in your external and internal walls and floors.