The Importance of Insulating Your Home Before Selling It

If you’re hoping to get the best possible price for your home when it sells, there’s a few things you can do to potentially increase its value. Adding good quality insulation is one of the best upgrades you can make in order to both boost the home’s price and increase buyers interest.

So, why exactly does insulation matter and how can it add value to the property?

Why insulation matters

Insulation is primarily designed to keep the home warmer in winter and cooler in summer; significantly reducing your energy bills. It’s also great for the environment, which means having the home insulated will improve its EPC rating (Energy Performance Certificate).

This is great news when it comes time to sell, as buyers these days do pay attention to the EPC ratings. They want to know the property they are investing in isn’t going to cost them a fortune on utility bills. So, if you’ve spent money having proper insulation fitted, it will help to bump up the asking price and provide a unique selling point for buyers.

Do you need it?

It’s worth noting newer builds will already likely have insulation fitted; particularly in the walls. However, if your house was built later than the 1920’s and it’s now more than 20 years old, the chances are it may not have cavity wall insulation.

Even if insulation has been fitted in the past, not all insulation is equal. Poor quality materials could have been used which would actually make very little difference to both the ECP rating and the amount of energy needing to be used. In this case, it would be worthwhile upgrading.

It can be costly, but one thing to consider is that having the insulation installed will immediately cut your utility bills down. So, while you’re waiting to sell, it could benefit you financially too. You can check out just how much you can save via the useful chart provided by Ovo Energy

Things to consider

Before buying insulation, it’s worth being aware of the different types available. Some are much better quality than others, so understanding the differences is important if you want to end up with the right one for your home.

It’s also important to avoid choosing poor quality insulation. This won’t make any difference to the price so you’ll simply end up just wasting your money.

Overall, provided you choose high-quality insulation, it can significantly boost the value of your property and make it much more attractive to buyers.

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