When is the best time to insulate your house?

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We get requests for insulation all year round, but especially when the winter begins to bite. But much like when you get a boiler, the winter is going to be much busier than the summer, because that is the time when the insulation is most needed. In this blog, we are going to look at some of the pros and cons of insulating in summer and winter and help you plan for your EWI installation.

 

Insulating in Summer

Installing insulation in the summer is the ideal scenario. Whilst the Welsh weather is never exactly dry, the summer is always going to be the best time to carry out insulation works, or any building work for that matter. With a good stretch of weather, the average house can be insulated in just a couple of weeks in the summer and drier weather means there is less likely to be any issues.

Insulating in Winter

We install insulation 12 months a year, so if you are feeling cold this winter and want to get EWI without waiting for the warmer weather, it is definitely an option. There are a few things to bear in mind during this time of year however. When the temperature gets down into single figures, the silicon render that we prefer to use takes a long time to dry. Couple this with the rain that tends to visit our shores a little more often than we would like, and you can end up with a disaster where the top coat gets washed off the wall before it has the chance to set.

There are a couple of ways around this – we can cover the site to ensure the walls do not get wet, which will add some additional cost, or we can use a more traditional mineral based render, which dries better in the lower temperatures, but will require painting.

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When is the best time to insulate your house?

Whilst we are happy to install your insulation at any time, if you can afford to wait until the drier weather, the job will run much quicker. The best thing is to give us a call and discuss your requirements, and we will try to be as flexible as possible and book you in for a suitable timeslot to suit you.

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