Now that winter is starting to kick in, you might be wondering how you can keep the heat in your loft conversion, and stay warm. Well, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are loft design experts. And keeping your conversion warm is always easier if some positive design choices have been taken during installation. As a result, we have produced this guide to keeping your loft conversion warm in the winter.
Keeping your loft conversion warm in the winter
There are several steps you can take during installation to make sure your loft conversion will retain heat. These include:
- Choosing the right type of insulation
- Installing triple or at least double glazed windows. Triple glazed or thermally efficient glass would be more effective though
- Underfloor heating
- installing radiators
And there are even more steps you can take on completion of the conversion, including:
- thick carpet installation
- thermal curtains or blinds
- plug in heaters
The number one way to make sure your loft conversion retains heat, has to be using the right insulation. Ceiling insulation can be added to a simple loft conversion, by adding a stud wall between the ceiling and the rafters, and filling the space with insulation. This is a simple process, but it will lower the ceiling height of the room.
Another option is re-roofing, and if you are installing a dormer loft conversion, this could be fairly simple to achieve during construction. However, it is not easy to retro-fit once work has been completed.
Cavity wall insulation is also another option, and this can help to prevent heat from escaping through the walls, as well as the roof.
Working with a professional team will help you choose the right insulation for your loft conversion. So why not get in touch with the experts today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions?