Why Social Media Isn’t The Place To Shop For Roof Insulation


Insulation foam installed at property in Norwich

Energy prices remain incredibly high and many homeowners are rightly considering ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes in an effort to reduce their bills. But whilst there are many products on the market that can help you achieve this aim, there are also cowboys who will seek to take advantage.

For example, we regularly see adverts on social media from companies offering services that involve spraying foam insulation to the roof. This is not good practice and can cause serious damage to your roof. It will inevitably be picked up during any survey when you try to sell your property and will very likely impact upon the valuation.

We’d carried out a complete roof replacement for this customer in Norwich just 5 years ago. Since then they had been talked into having foam insulation sprayed into their roof. This caused serious condensation issues and resulted in significant damage to the roof structure, membrane and tiles. Unfortunately the only option was to replace the whole roof for a second time - quite a costly mistake!

Foam insulation removed from roof structure

Before any remedial work could be done, our team first had to remove all of the tiles, membrane and 18 ton bags full of insulation waste from the existing roof structure. In their place we fitted new treated timber battens and a new breather membrane. The old tiles were, where possible, cleaned off and refitted.

To improve the energy efficiency of the property, we installed new loft roll insulation into the loft area. This also ensured the property complied with the current building regulations for the thermal insulation of a tiled roof.

Completed roof replacement

We know that many homeowners are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of their home, but please don’t get taken in by promises made by companies advertising on social media. Whether you choose to use ourselves or another company, we would strongly recommend that you speak to a reputable local roofing company who will be able to offer the right product for your property. It will likely save you a considerable amount of money in the long run!

If you would like advice on how to increase the energy efficiency of your roof structure, please get in touch and speak with one of our experienced roofing professionals. You can call us on 01603 418818 or drop us an email to We’ll be happy to organise a convenient day and time to visit your property and conduct a free, no obligation survey of your existing roof.