Building a house is one of the most important undertakings in life. The choice of materials and technology used is often the result of a long search and analysis. So what about loft insulation?

Insulating the loft is one of the final stages in closing a construction project. The fatigue of the entire construction process often causes us to pay less and less attention to the choices we make. However, we must not lose our vigilance. The type of insulation chosen is one of the key decisions we have to make. The right choice means comfort for the occupants and savings for the household budget. Importantly, the decision made will affect our lives for many years to come.

As technology develops, the options for the choice of insulation system and material increase. In addition to mineral wool, which has been the most common choice to date, spray-applied polyurethane foam has long been used for effective insulation. A number of manufacturers and companies have appeared on the market offering polyurethane insulation. Some of the more effective solutions include Crossin Insulations systems.

Why Crossin polyurethane insulation?

When insulating an attic, it is important to consider both the insulating properties of the material and the accuracy of the application, as well as how the material will behave in subsequent years.

Crossin spray foams have all the qualities required of modern insulation materials and are characterised by some of the best thermal insulation performance. In addition, thanks to their low absorption rate, they guarantee excellent thermal, moisture and acoustic insulation properties for the entire life of the house, regardless of changing weather conditions.

The way Crossin spray insulation is applied ensures that a jointless (seamless) insulation layer is obtained without so-called thermal bridges. These unwanted areas in the building envelope contribute to heat loss from the building in winter and heat penetration in summer.

Unlike traditional materials such as mineral wool, the foam permanently bonds to the substrate during application and is resistant to slipping and movement of the material over the years. This is an important advantage, as the eventual manifestation of such defects, and their subsequent removal, is a difficult, time-consuming and quite costly process.

Polyurethane foams are also an unloved environment for rodents.Animals such as mice and martens like to nest in houses insulated with traditional materials, severely degrading the insulation. After such visits, the insulation often has to be finally replaced due to cavities and contamination. The lack of rodent interference, combined with Crossin’s mould and fungus-blocking technology, ensures that unwanted allergens and contaminants in the home are reduced. When you consider that over the years, insulated surfaces will be built up, thus inaccessible, it is important to be sure to keep these spaces free of various micro-organisms.

Professional insulation work

Choosing the right material is only half the way to excellent insulation. In the case of insulation made with spray polyurethane foams, in order to achieve the parameters specified in the technical data sheet, the product must be processed correctly, and that means in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Not every company in the polyurethane spraying business has the right knowledge, experience and equipment. When deciding on a company to install insulation, it is worth asking about the above-mentioned competences, while finally not limiting your decision to price alone. It should be borne in mind that any mistakes made during the installation of insulation do not become apparent immediately, but only several years after the investment has been completed.

The manufacturer of Crossin® insulation works with proven contractors who have undergone a series of training courses and are constantly monitored for quality. When making such an important decision, it is worth entrusting the application to a specialist recommended by the manufacturer.