Cavity wall insulations function is to keep houses warm by reducing heat loss it can also help reduce condensation, but what happens when the cavity wall isn’t working to this function? – you get a cold home and rising heating bills.
What is cavity wall insulation?
Cavity wall insulation is commonly found in between two brick walls one external and one internal. Most houses built after the 1920s have these two cavity walls in place. However, many homes were not designed to have the cavity wall insulation, therefore, problems can occur.
What is cavity wall insulation made of?
The 3 most commonly used cavity wall insulations are Polystyrene beads, Blown mineral fibre, and Urea formaldehyde foam. Which can all be effective if they are put in correctly. If not correctly installed or necessary problems like:
- dry rot
- increased heating bills
- health issues
Can all arise meaning your home and you could be suffering. You may not notice the issues until it’s too late.
What happens if my insulation isn’t right?
Insulation if not installed correctly can also leak out of the walls or leave missed places of the house susceptible to damp and mould. Damp and mould are the most common problems people find with cavity wall insulation which can also affect your health! Exposure to these damp environments can cause problems like throat and skin irritation and for some people severe allergic reactions. Not to mention it looks awful causing some people to redecorate which, unfortunately, is just masking the underlying problem.
I have problems with my Cavity wall insulation. What do I do?
If any of the issues raised in this post effect, you or your home you could be entitled to compensation which could be used to get the cavity wall insulation removed and the problems it came with rectified. Contact the SLS Cavity Claims Team by clicking the link and joining our Facebook group SLS Cavity Claims or take a look at our website www.slscavityclaims.co.uk/ and we’ll be happy to help.