Our top benefits to having External Wall Insulation (EWI):
There are a lot of homes and other buildings in the UK that could benefit from External Wall Insulation. As we know our heating (and lack of proper insulation in our building) contributes to our carbon footprint. One way of improving the efficiency of our homes is by considering external wall insulation.
EWI systems provide a retrofit solution for many properties up and down the country. So what is EWI and why should we be using it?
EWI insulates a home by fitting insulation to its external walls, improving thermal performance and reducing energy consumption.
EWI systems are built up in four distinct layers:
Here are some clear benefits:
1. Improves the thermal performance of a building
EWI limits the heat loss usually experienced with the home. A good EWI system will raise the temperature of your outside walls, meaning that you can turn down the temperature of your heating in your home. The lower your thermostat, the lower your electric or gas bill.
2. No more damp issues
Heat loss through the walls of a home causes damp and the development of mould. Damp homes can also contribute to respiratory problems. Effectively insulating a home limits the effects of condensation, and can eliminate issues with damp.
3. A quieter home
If you live on a noisy street, one way to change that is by having external wall insulation. It will help reduce outside noise such as traffic and other outside activities.
4. No interruption to you living at home whilst the work is being done.
You home is habitable during the works, as most of the work is done from the outside. There is also no need to interfere with plumbing or electrics.
5. Makes a more attractive home
EWI is covered with a decorative finish such as paint or render, such as silicone and acrylic paints, mineral renders, brick effect and dry dash. Choose the style that suits your home and taste.
6. Increase the value of your property
Investing in external wall insulation will future-proof your property and increase its value. Potential future buyers will be interested not only in the appearance of the home, but will be reassured that their new home has been coated in fire-retardant materials.
7. No more maintenance
Homes with EWI are easy to maintain. There is no need for painting in the future; all you home will need is a yearly wash down. Most good EWI installations have a ten-year guarantee for the paint and the system comes with a twenty-five year guarantee for extra peace of mind.
If you live in or near Redbridge in East London and you are thinking of opting for External Wall Insulation (EWI). Call Plasterers Redbridge on 020 8088 0926.