Converting Roof Space To Rooms The Easy Way
TV property programmes and home improvement magazines are full of beautifully converted attic rooms that look bright, airy and welcoming.
Yet for most homeowners, the loft is used for the storage of nothing more than old boxes, Christmas decorations, and a thick layer of dust.
Converting roof space to rooms need not be inaccessible, however: there’s now an easy way to keep the space warm, clean and bright enough to use for much more than the storage of dusty cardboard, as the following article reveals…
Converting Roof Space To Rooms: The Basics
Lofts are normally insulated with fibreglass panels placed between floor boards. Fibreglass is wound up with thin strands of glass that are dangerous to touch, and should not be inhaled.
It works by blocking thermal flow, but unfortunately also absorbs water, and when wet, loses its thermal capabilities. Fibreglass insulation comes in panels or rolls, and can be laid between floor boards, or stuffed into cavities.
Insulation in a floor unfortunately leaves the space above it cool and uninsulated, which is why attic spaces are so often left unused. The nature of fibreglass insulation is also that it’s dangerous to be around and so the room should be used as little as possible.
Instead, a clean and sustainable form of insulation should be installed between the roof rafters to keep the temperature comfortable from the roof down, and to free up the floor space. This insulation should be made up of a substance that won’t deteriorate or degrade, and is safe for humans to be around.
The best insulation for converting roof space to rooms is spray foam insulation.
What Is Spray Foam Insulation?
An industrial spray foam rather than a fabric roll, it is sprayed onto or injected into a surface or cavity, where it expands to fill the space around it, before drying out. Once dried (which can take up to 24-hours), it forms a protective, insulating barrier, that stands the test of time.
“From start to finish of the roof treatment, everything went well and as was told. Everyone I spoke with, whether at Home Logic HQ or in person, were friendly, courteous and helpful.”
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Why A Spray Foam Over A Roll?
The nature of a spray foam filling the space around it seals off a property from the outside world, in a way that other materials just can’t; filling nooks, crannies and awkwardly-shaped spaces completely.
Spray foam insulation doesn’t absorb moisture, and so its thermal capabilities are never compromised. Where traditional insulation becomes wet, and forms a thermal bridge into the home, spray foam insulation remains as a thermal block to better protect the interior.
“I found everyone I met from this company approachable and friendly. The installers were professional and efficient workers. They cleaned up after they had finished leaving the house as clean as it was when they came.”
Where Does Spray Foam Insulation Go In A Loft?
In a loft space, spray foam insulation is sprayed directly onto the roof between the rafters. This insulates from the top down, and frees up the floor space that fibreglass insulation would take up – which can be up to 10 inches deep!
This may not seem a lot (as you may not be able to touch the roof anyway), but an airy and spacious attic adds great value to a property.
“Fantastic job done by 2 lovely guys, they worked late into the evening to get the job done. .It has made a huge difference to the insulation in the loft and the warmth in the whole house. I would highly recommend this company who were professional, informative and courteous throughout the whole process.”
How Is Spray Foam Insulation Installed?
Spray foam insulation should only be installed (sprayed or injected) by specialist technicians, who have access to the relevant equipment and chemicals, and are experienced and qualified enough to use them.
Here at Home Logic, we hold full British Board of Agrement (BBA) accreditation for our services. Holding an impressive 9.6 out of 10 rating of TrustPilot, which includes the comments made throughout this blog, we always strive to provide a first-rate service to our customers across the country.
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