If you have loft insulation you may think it’s doing its job effectively to heat your home. However, if your loft insulation is incorrectly installed and is not protected properly it could be doing more harm than good.
Loft insulation can be an effective and simple improvement to your home when installed correctly!
How does loft insulation work?
It works by trapping warm air that rises up through your home. It keeps the warm air in, so you require less energy to heat your home. In order to work effectively, it needs sufficient airflow.
If you squash your insulation by putting boards or storage boxes directly on top, it reduces the insulation’s thermal performance by over 50%! It can also lead to damp problems if not fixed as the insulation doesn’t have sufficient airflow.
If you want to protect your loft insulation, make sure you do not squash it and make sure it has sufficient airflow so it can work effectively to heat your home.
If you are planning on using your loft for storage, it can be difficult to ensure the loft insulation is protected while giving you storage space. By installing a raised boarded area, with products such as StoreFloor you can ensure your loft insulation has sufficient airflow while providing optimal storage space in your loft.
But what are the benefits of protecting your loft insulation so it can work effectively?
4 Benefits of Protecting Loft Insulation
Energy Efficient Home
By having loft insulation, you will require less energy to heat your home. The loft insulation works by trapping warm air in your home, resulting in a reduction of carbon emissions.
Loft insulation is also a great way of improving your home’s energy efficiency rating. This certificate is required when selling or renting homes. Old or inefficient insulation will result in a lower EPC rating, compared to homes with efficient insulation. By improving and protecting your loft insulation you can ensure your home has a great EPC rating!
Reduce energy bills
According to the Energy Saving Trust, almost a quarter of heat is lost through the roof space alone. By protecting your loft insulation, you can keep warm air inside your home and reduce the amount of energy you need to heat your home.
Loft insulation also has a lifespan of over 40 years, so with the money you save on your energy bills, the insulation pays for itself many times over! By correctly installing and protecting your insulation you can ensure it lasts the test of time too.
It’s always assumed that insulation works purely to keep your loft and home warm. However, loft insulation also helps to keep your home cool in the summer months. So, all year round the insulation will work to ensure your home keeps at an optimal temperature.
Effective Loft Storage
If you plan on using your loft for storage, you should ensure you have efficient loft insulation. This means having the recommended depth of 270mm insulation while providing a sufficient gap of airflow to prevent damp. This often creates an issue the loft flooring needs to be raised.
This is where LoftZone StoreFloor was created. StoreFloor is an award-winning, fully patented loft boarding system designed especially for installing a raised loft floor over the full depth of government recommended insulation.
It is the only BBA-approved raised loft boarding system that saves money, helps the environment and increases safety. Providing extra storage that won’t invalidate an NHBC new build house warranty.
Contact LoftZone for Loft Boarding that protects your insulation!
Whether you fancy installing your own DIY Loft Boarding Kit or would prefer a professional loft boarding installer. Our team of loft experts are always happy to answer any questions or help you to make the most out of your loft space. Give us a call on 01483 600 304, or drop us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.