Planning and installing a new loft conversion can be challenging. Not only do you want to create a room that is spacious, usable and practical, but you will also need to consider the installation details too. This includes the loft insulation. But what are the advantages of loft conversion insulation? And what should you take into account when considering your loft conversion insulation? Well, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are Preston’s leading loft conversion experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about loft conversion insulation.
What are the advantages of loft conversion insulation?
There are a number of advantages to insulating your new loft conversion. These include:
- Meeting building regulations- loft insulation is actually governed by some serious building regulations, and failure to comply with these could result in serious consequences. Currently, the regulations state that the u-value of the roof must be 0.18W/m2 or lower. In practice this generally means installing a thick 270mm layer of fibre or wool insulation, about 175mm of rigid board insulation or around 125mm of high performance spray foam.
- Prevent heat loss- heat rises within the home, and actually around 25% of the heat lost from your home is lost through the roof! This can cost you more money in terms of heating and energy bills. It can also make it more difficult to keep your home at an ambient temperature during the winter months. However, installing loft insulation can prevent this heat loss, trapping air within the home and helping to increase the temperature of your room, reducing the use of central heating, even in the winter months.
For more information or advice about loft insulation or for professional advice about your new loft conversion, get in touch with the professionals today here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.