Choosing the right insulation and understanding R-value

The effectiveness of glasswool insulation is measured by the R-value, whereby the higher the value, the better the insulation. The R-value is a measure of the insulation segment's resistance to heat flow, also known as thermal resistance. The greater the R-value, the greater the resistance to heat transfer, and the greater the insulating effect and subsequent energy savings.

Remember, it is not the thickness of the product or the type of material that counts, but the R-value. Bradford products will provide your home with the best possible insulation. Contact us to find out which R-value and insulation type is suited to your home.

A holistic approach to insulation

In order to get the most benefit from insulation it is important that a holistic approach is taken to address heat gain through windows, skylights and other penetrations. Shutters, deciduous trees and internal fixtures such as blinds or curtains can be used to reduce heat gain and loss, in combination with appropriate and thorough insulation.

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