The Right Screws and Nails for Installing Cavity Wall Insulation

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More and more we are hearing about the need to insulate our homes to help us to save money on our energy bills and to cut our CO2 emissions. We read about loft insulation and cavity wall insulation, but because it seems complicated and potentially expensive, they do not bother to investigate any further. This is a shame because insulating your home is no longer difficult or expensive.

By buying cavity wall insulation for your home, you are making a real investment in the future. You will make your home more comfortable in the summer and the winter. In the summer, the cool air in the house is trapped inside the house by the cavity wall insulation and in the winter, the same is true with the warm air. Your house will be less drafty too.

Easy to install

Cavity wall insulation is one of the easiest ways to insulate your home. It only has to be done once and is not a messy process.
The best time to install cavity wall insulation is when your house or extension is being built. If you do it at that stage you can use rolls of insulation material. All you need to do is to unroll it and cut it to size and place it into the timber frame. It is thick enough to stay in place without any fixings.

All you need to do is to put the plasterboard over the top. To do this you will need good quality nails.

It is best to use galvanised corrosion resistant nails. Normally 2.65 30mm nails are right for the job. Only ever use plasterboard nails. They have slightly rounded heads that allow you to drive the nail just below the surface of the plasterboard. This allows the boards to be skimmed to a smooth finish and the nails to be hidden.

Finding and Buying Good Cavity Wall Insulation

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The best place to find good cavity wall insulation is online. However, it is a good idea to be familiar with the different cavity wall insulation products that are available on the market before settling on a firm. Once you understand the kinds of cavity wall insulation materials available to installation firms you will be able to see if the materials a particular installation firm proposes to use in your house is of a good quality and is really worth the money they plan to charge you. You need to look at cavity wall insulation as an investment the more heat it keeps in the more money you will save over the coming years. It makes sense to spend a little extra now to save more money later.

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Don’t delay start saving money now

As the price of gas, oil and electric continue to soar you will save more money every year. Should you come to sell your house later having cavity wall insulation already installed will make you house more attractive to potential buyers.