Tips For Insulating Your Park Home

Here are some tips for insulating your park home, but first, let’s look at some of the benefits that investing in insulation can give you:

  1. By reducing heat loss, insulating your park home can reduce your energy consumption, helping you to save money on your heating bills.
  2. It can reduce condensation by maintaining a regular, warm temperature inside your home. This in turn reduces damage caused by damp and cold, and some of the associated health hazards.
  3. Effective insulation provides a more comfortable environment inside your park home, making it warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
  4. Insulation can also reduce external noise, for example the sound of rain and wind.
  5. By making your park home more energy efficient, it can also be more environmentally-friendly. However, you also need to take into account the environmental impact of the insulation itself.

Tips for insulating your park home: Before you start 

  1. Be clear on what insulation you have already. Most new park homes are well-insulated, so find out exactly what your home has before investing in more insulation. Older park homes (built before 2016) will have less insulation and therefore greater potential for improvement.
  2. Check with the residential park management. Some insulation measures will alter the appearance of your park home, so you may need to inform the park management or secure planning permission to carry them out. Make sure you have the necessary permissions in place before making the investment in insulating your park home.
  3. Inform your insurance company – making changes to the fabric of your park home could affect your park home insurance cover so do let them know.
  4. Find an accredited installer – insulating a park home is a specialist job and you need to be sure that the installer is sufficiently qualified and can guarantee their work. Also, you may want to ensure that they are members of the National Insulation Association, whose members must adhere to a strict code of professional practice.

Accreditations such as TrustMark or PAS2030 are government-endorsed quality standards that provide additional assurance that you’ll receive a decent standard of service. In addition, the Energy Saving Trust has a ‘recommended’ label for insulation products, which are chosen for their performance and value for money. Which? Trusted Trader is another scheme to help you employ a professional insulation company and protect you from rogue traders or scams. Tips for insulating your park home: Types of insulation

  1. Walls and windows – this involves fixing insulated panels to the outside of your park home walls then applying a layer of render and a final decorative finish. Alternatively, timber battens are applied then a layer of insulation, followed by a new finish.

Fitting wall insulation alters the window line, requiring the windows to be removed and reinstalled on the new line. This can provide an opportunity to upgrade your windows at the same time. Adding double or triple glazing will also contribute to the energy efficiency and comfort of your home, along with your new insulation.

  1. Roof insulation – if you’re upgrading the roof finish, then it’s a good idea to install additional roof insulation. Renovation work at this time can also improve your roof ventilation and help to improve air circulation, reducing condensation in your home. 
  1. Floor insulation – this is usually foil-clad thermal panels, which are fixed to the underside of your park home. Alternatively, a type of insulation foam can be sprayed to the underside of your home. This can work well in terms of thermally insulating your home, but bear in mind that it can often seal pipes and wires inside the foam layer and prevent future access to them.

We hope you’ve found these tips on insulating your park home useful. It can be quite a big investment, but it can also pay off in terms of reducing your heating bills and making your home more comfortable. Please note that all insurance cover is subject to acceptance of terms and conditions. This is a marketing article from Park Home Assist, multi award-winning providers of residential park home insurance.  If you would like to speak to an advisor regarding insurance for your park home, please contact our friendly team in our Northampton office on 01604 946 796. To stay up to date with similar topics like this, please like and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook. For more information about any of our other insurance products, please choose your product of interest below:

Published – 13/01/23