The Unintended Consequences of Cavity Wall Insulation
The Unintended Consequences
of Cavity Wall Insulation
Not a lot of people know this and we would like to tell you about it.
Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) was, and to an extent, still is all the rage; remember when the government, through the New Green Deal, would pay to have CWI installed into your home. It would save you money on your heating and the government would meet their carbon reduction plans.
To an extent this was true but not all houses and locations were suitable to have CWI installed and also on many occasions the installation set in motion events that would cause no end of suffering for many who became victims of CWI. Don’t just take our word for it, check out the numerous articles we have linked to that go into detail on this.
What we have saw is that many customers have mainly suffered from loose and cracked render which was caused by the excessive drilling required to make the holes necessary to install the cavity wall insulation. This extreme vibration causes the displacement of the render on the exterior wall and this is what can be the foundations for many potential future issues.
An example of this is the potential for future damage to the walls. Think about it, pot holes in the road are caused by water seeping into the cracks and gaps on the road and in the winter when they freeze, guess what they expand and cause damage resulting in potholes. Your exterior walls are no different, holes, gaps and cracks can start small and over time grow to cause significant damage and significant repair bills. You can prevent this by ensuring the exterior walls are coated and are 100% waterproof and guess what, that is exactly what we specialize in.
Why do we go on about this………well here at PRIDE Coatings Scotland, we’ve seen a sharp increase in customers requiring both preventative and repair work being required and we feel that this is something that people need to know about. If you have had CWI installed on your home do not hesitate to contact us today to find out more on this.