Is External Wall Insulation worth it in 2021?

2021 is here, and with it comes a lot of uncertainty and worry. For homeowners out there, it can be a difficult decision whether or not to make an investment in something like external wall insulation – while the benefits of EWI are vast, it’s not a cheap process.

We’ve put together a list of reasons for why external wall insulation is worth investing in, so read on if you want to be convinced…

Rising Energy Prices

Some of the biggest concerns for people are the threat of energy prices rising even higher than they already are. Energy prices go up by 5% each year, and with Brexit applying pressure to all sectors, it’s likely that we will see a change in energy prices.

In these circumstances, you can either vow to switch off everything and cope with it, or you can be ahead of the game. Invest in an energy-saving measure such as external wall insulation, and you can ensure that any future money spent on heating was well-spent rather than wasted.

Housing Crisis

In 2019, new-build properties where being vastly criticised for their apparent low-quality. There are definitely pros and cons of investing in new-builds, however, their resale values tend to be static for the first five years. Investing in older properties that require a little bit more TLC is the preferable choice for many buyers; external wall insulation is a great way to boost the efficiency and subsequent value of the property, bringing it in line with new-build standards while also giving it a bit of a facelift

Climate Change

Climate change is being talked about more and more in the media, portrayed as a looming threat that needs to be dealt with immediately. This leaves everyday people on the ground wondering what on earth they can possibly do to prevent this oncoming disaster, besides the standard solutions.

External wall insulation is a good option to go for, especially for those who live in properties with very low energy efficiency. EWI will reduce your energy consumption, improve your carbon footprint and save you money on bills – it’s a no-brainer. There are even EWI systems that are environmentally friendly, such as our Wood Fibre insulation system.

2021 is looking to be a year of uncertainty, but we hope that this won’t stop people investing in being more environmentally conscious and energy aware. If you’re curious about external wall insulation and how exactly it’s installed, give us a call and we would be happy to have a chat with you.