Loft conversions can be easy to keep warm in the winter, if you know how. Here are our tips for warming up your loft conversion space.
What are the effective options for keeping your loft conversion warm in winter?
A loft conversion can be a great way to add extra living space to your home, but keeping it warm in the winter months can be a challenge. So what are the options to help you keep your loft warm and comfortable during the colder months? Well, there are several, including:
- Preventing heat loss
- Heating the space
Preventing heat loss in the loft conversion.
Insulation is essential to ensure that your loft can adequately retain heat, especially during the winter months. Insulation in the roof, walls, and floor can be a great option to reduce heat loss from any loft conversion, and to achieve the best results you could consider upgrading to high-performance insulation.
As well as insulating the loft conversion well you should consider sealing any gaps and fully draught proofing the space. By sealing gaps and cracks around doors, windows and skylights you can prevent cold air from entering the loft. You could also consider using heavy, lined curtains or blinds to help keep out the cold and prevent heat loss.
Heating the loft space in the winter
The loft area should also be able to be heated comfortably and this could mean installing a central heating system or radiators to keep the space warm. The advantage of this is that when your heating is turned on, the loft space will also be being warmed, keeping the room at a good temperature. On the other hand, you may opt for an electric or oil based heater to probe a strong blast of heat when the room will be in use. This can help keep heating bills down while still allowing the loft to be warmed through.
For any heating system in the loft you will need to make sure that your loft has adequate ventilation to prevent condensation and mould growth.