Should You Remove Your Cavity Wall Insulation?
Cavity wall insulation has many benefits for your home, including increased energy efficiency and reduced costs on your energy bills. However, cavity wall insulation isn’t suitable for all properties and it can even be detrimental if the conditions aren’t right.
A damp climate, harsh winds and extreme weather conditions can all take their toll on your property’s brickwork, which can lead to water penetrating through and making your insulation wet. There are several other reasons why you might need to remove your cavity wall insulation and we’ll look at some in more detail, below.
Incorrectly installed insulation
If your cavity wall insulation was installed poorly or incorrectly, it’s usually a good idea to get it removed. Incorrectly installed insulation can lead to cold or damp spots within the building’s fabric, which can cause more serious structural issues if left unattended.
Your insulation can become wet for several reasons; either through a poorly maintained property, or due to fire or flood damage. Whatever the reason, wet insulation should be removed as soon as possible to avoid causing more damage to your property and brickwork. Signs of wet insulation include damp patches, a damp, musty smell, mould growth and blistering paint.
Your property may have already had existing structural issues but these can be worsened by the presence of cavity wall insulation. Arrange for your insulation to be removed if you’ve noticed that structural issues are getting worse, or if they’ve appeared since the insulation was installed.
Rising energy costs
If you’ve noticed a rise in energy costs, chances are that your insulation isn’t working effectively. Good insulation is highly energy efficient and your bills should be going down not up! If you haven’t been using any more energy than usual but have still seen a hike in your energy costs, arrange for an inspection to see if you need cavity wall removal or replacement.
If you’re in need of cavity wall extraction for your home, get in touch with the team at UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd. We offer effective cavity wall removal for your property and we can apply for cavity wall extraction funding on your behalf. Many homes across the UK are eligible for free cavity wall removal, as well as funding for alternative solutions to improve the energy efficiency of the property. For more information about our cavity wall removal services or energy funding grants, give us a call today or contact us online to check your eligibility.