As the cost of living crisis continues and energy prices remain at an all time high, it’s never been more important to ensure your property is as energy efficient as possible to reduce fuel usage.
Many business owners don’t realise the full benefits of a suspended ceiling or that the space above them can be fully insulated. In this blog we’re going to look at how suspended ceilings are an effective way to reduce energy costs and the different insulation options available.
Natural insulation with suspended ceilings
If you get a suspended ceiling fitted in your property it won’t take long for you to notice the benefits in terms of heat and noise insulation. For starters, the lower ceiling means that your room has a smaller air volume that needs to be heated, meaning it takes less energy to do so, resulting in lower heating costs. Many suspended ceiling tiles have their own insulating qualities, due to their porous design and are resistant to both heat and sound.
Of course, if you already have a suspended ceiling fitted, you will know this and be looking to get an even better level of protection from heat loss. There are two key ways to insulate an existing suspended ceiling and they are as follows:
Suspended ceiling insulation pads
Suspended ceiling insulation pads are by far the easiest way to insulate your suspended ceiling cavity.
These pads are made up of mineral fibres encased in a polythene cover that are designed to fit on most standard sizes of ceiling tiles (see our previous blog on suspended ceiling tile sizes for more information). They simply need to be placed on top of the tiles, inside the ceiling cavity to provide instant heat and noise insulation.
Suspended ceiling insulation roll
The alternative to insulation pads is an insulation roll. This is this similar to the material you would use to insulate a standard loft or roof cavity and is considerably thicker than the pads, offering greater insulation as a result. Fitting them to a suspended ceiling is a little trickier, as you need to remove a row of ceiling tiles to be able to install the roll properly, before replacing them once you are sure of a snug fit. For this reason, it’s a job best left to the professionals.
If you’re looking to fit a new suspended ceiling in your property, or to insulate your existing ceiling space, get in touch with Granmore today. We provide suspending ceiling installation and insulation services you can rely on for buildings across Manchester and the North West of England. Call us on 0800 074 5005 to receive a free, no-obligation quote for our services.