Love your loft with Instaloft, the Loft Storage Specialists in the Midlands! Instaloft are the leading installer of the award winning Loftzone Storefloor Raised Loft Boarding; the only BBA approved system that will protect your insulation. We gain most of our work through word of mouth recommendations, which is testament to our high standards of installation. In this short article, we will discuss the best ways to insulate your loft, as well as give you some practical hints on how to protect your house.
Loft Insulation for Dummies
Although some installers and joiners recommend standard boarding, mainly because is it cheaper and easier to install than raised flooring, it can have adverse effects on your property. In our years as approved loft Insulation installers we have had a lot of experience with lofts that have been boarded directly onto the joists and the problems that have arisen as a result.
Most homes have some insulation, but it might not be as effective as it could be. Although loft floors should have at least 270mm insulation, there's often as little as 25mm – particularly in older houses. Also, existing insulation can sometimes be compressed by storage boards laid over the top, which makes it much less effective.
If you have a typical house with a sloping roof, you can either choose to have a warm or cold loft:
- A warm loft is where you insulate immediately under the roof, which means your loft space is warm;
- A cold loft is where you insulate immediately above the ceiling of the top storey, so no heat from your home gets into your loft.
House Protection: a Brief Primer
How safe is your home? Hopefully, you answered “very safe.” But how do you know? For new homeowners, and even those who have been in their home awhile, you should consider obtaining a third-party risk assessment (from a home security expert or locksmith). Some of the questions that should be asked include: What do I have that is worth stealing? Is it visible?
A tilted window is so to speak an open window. Burglars easily pry titled windows with a screwdriver in seconds. But also closed, a standard window usually represents no serious obstacle. In addition, there is the risk of accident for young children, as they can open a window of this sort easily and fall out. When securing your windows, also think about the hinge side.
Post security-company signs or window stickers near all entryways—whether you have a security system or not. Maybe you have signs/stickers on hand from a previous contract with a security firm, or maybe you can get some from a friend. In addition, post a few “Beware of Dog” signs in visible spots, say at the front of the house or on a gate to the backyard.
You should be vary of bumping. For many years, locksmith professionals have utilized several methods and tools to bypass pin and tumbler locks for legal purposes. One such technique is called “bumping.” Lock bumping, also referred to as key bumping is an attack technique using specially cut keys, known as bump keys, that can defeat conventional pin and tumbler door locks.
The days of locking your keys in the house or forgetting to lock the door can be a thing of the past, thanks to the variety of affordable electronic door locks on the market. Once the domain of the wealthy for entry to their multimillion dollar estates, an electronic door lock can now grace your front door for a few hundred dollars.
Smart locks let homeowners remotely lock or unlock their doors from their smartphones or computers. This feature can be a highly convenient way to:
- Let visitors in when you’re not home (think family, house sitters, cleaners, babysitters, etc.);
- Lock doors that you forgot to secure before leaving;
- Ensure that you never get locked out again.
We hope you have enjoyed our short overview of how to stay safe and sound in your house. Remember – money spent on home security is always well spent. Of course, in the case you need a professional locksmith to check your home security, you should follow the link here to find some good, quality and trusted locksmith for best home safety experience.