Mould is a homeowner’s nightmare. This smelly, fungal spore thrives in wet and damp conditions, and is costly to remove as well as having potentially serious effects on the health of the home’s occupants.

There are many ways to damp and mould proof your home, but one of the most effective methods is to install external wall insulation. This is a big structural improvement to a property, so in this article, the experts at Danford, Brewer & Ives examine the effectiveness of external wall insulation in stopping mould.

Here’s our answer to the question, ‘Will external wall insulation stop mould?’

What Is External Wall Insulation?

You might be wondering how external wall insulation could stop mould. After all, aren’t insulating materials designed to insulate, rather than protect against problems like damp and mould?

You’re not wrong. External wall insulation is most commonly installed against solid stone walls. It adds an extra layer to the outside of a home, leaving a cavity space that can be filled with insulating materials. This stops heat from escaping, thereby saving you money on your energy bills while also helping the environment.

External wall insulation has the added advantage of being waterproof. Because it’s installed on the outside of a building, the materials used need to be able to withstand British weather, so they are commonly constructed from resistant, impermeable materials that create a waterproof barrier.

It’s this waterproof feature that ensures external wall insulation can help you to fight mould.

Will External Wall Insulation Stop Mould?

Mould needs moisture to survive. In damp, wet conditions, it’s quite easy for a mould problem to get out of control as it spreads throughout a home.

Mould is commonly caused by water seeping into walls from the outside. With the addition of an external, waterproof layer on the outside of the home, you’re protecting your household against one of the primary causes of mould. If water can’t get inside the walls or into the masonry and timbers, then mould will find it difficult to survive without the moisture it needs.

So, will external wall insulation stop mould? Yes. Although it can be a costly addition to a home, external wall insulation is waterproof and highly effective at combating damp, mould, leaks and seeping water that would otherwise cause damage to your property and could prove hazardous to human health.

The upfront installation costs are generally recouped as you save on repairs and maintenance, too. And don’t forget, the primary goal of external wall insulation is to stop heat from escaping, so you’ll also save significant amounts of energy and money over time.

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