How to make your home more environmentally friendly.
We live in very different times nowadays and everyone knows and understands about the importance of doing your bit for the environment and trying to reduce your overall carbon footprint. Many of us complain that we cannot do anything about external influences but we can certainly do something about the environmental issues that are happening in our homes every single day of the week. People talked the talk but they fail to walk the walk and so if it is your goal to be much kinder to the environment then you need to start taking control of the insulation in your home.
It’s very unlikely that the previous owner did not install roof insulation (known as ติดฉนวนกันความร้อนหลังคา in Thai) and so it is up to you as the new owner to put this in place. This will definitely address your carbon footprint because once your roof is properly insulated, then your heating boiler and your air conditioner will not have to work as hard to heat and cool your property. Over the course of a year, this will amount to a significant reduction in your carbon output and this can only be seen as a very positive thing. As well as the environmental benefits there are a number of other benefits to properly insulating your roof. The following are just some of them.
- It adds value to your property – When you consider the small amount of outlay that you’re going to spend on getting your roof properly insulated and the amount of value that it will then add to your home, it is a no-brainer to get this done. It will definitely save you money every single month of the year and you will find that you have a lot more money in your wallet or purse. Potential buyers will also see and understand that you have properly insulated the roof and so this will encourage them to make an offer more quickly and maybe a higher one as well.
- Overall home protection – By properly installing roof insulation, you are protecting your home from the elements and the different environmental risks that we experience every single day. At the cold time of the year, if there is heat escaping from the roof of your home then it will turn the snow on your roof to ice and this can have a detrimental effect on its strength.
The great thing about installing roof insulation is that it is a fairly quick process and if you talk to the right contractor, then they will be able to install the additional insulation in a very short space of time indeed.