Insulating loft foil - does it actually work?

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Insulating loft foil - does it actually work?

Post by OnTheRoof » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:34 pm

Hi,

I've been reading a bit about multi layer insulating foil for loft insulation. It seems there's some controversy over whether it actually works as advertised. Does anyone on here have it installed in their loft and if so, how is it? Also, any other info would be interesting.

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Re: Insulating loft foil - does it actually work?

Post by Sandpiper » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:00 pm

Other interesting info: A loft aerial won't work.
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Re: Insulating loft foil - does it actually work?

Post by FoundinFrance » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:21 pm

Personal experience was that it was expensive rubbish but... it may depend on the type of roof you're installing it in... ours was old farmhouse/barn conversion done in two stages.

First half of the roof we used it, having to fit it around/in between old and uneven purlins, then plasterboarding. Second half done two years later done with glass fibre, then plasterboarding.

First half of the property was hotter in summer and colder in winter than the other half. Like I say, it may depend on the type of roof you're insulating.
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Re: Insulating loft foil - does it actually work?

Post by kellys_eye » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:42 pm

They must, I assume, give figures for the efficiency? - how do they compare with 'standard' forms of insulation? Simple number comparison of you ask me.
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