Before buying loft boarding it’s important to know what you’re signing up for.
If you haven’t dealt with the process of having a loft boarded before, it’s likely that you’ll take the installers word for it and won’t question the efficiency or potential alternatives to standard loft boarding. This is where we come in.
So, what are the differences between Standard & Raised Loft Boarding?
A common misconception regarding loft boarding is that it’s one solution for all lofts. No variation, no innovation. This is certainly not the case. In this article our loft innovators explain the difference between standard loft boarding and raised loft boarding, to give you a clearer picture with how best to board your loft.
Standard Loft Boarding
Traditionally, within a standard loft boarding package, loft boards are placed directly on top of the joists. This is a very fast way to have boarding installed, however, it isn’t suitable for the majority of lofts. Although many installers will recommend standard loft boarding, due to it’s cost effectiveness and ease of installing, it can have adverse effects on your property.
If you have insulation, wiring, or pipework installed, having your loft boarded in this way can make it nearly impossible to access these areas and will crush your insulation making it ineffective. If your insulation is being squashed, condensation can build up and cause problems with dampness in your loft. Allowing your insulation to get damp heightens the risk of your insulation not working, and the build-up of water could cause damage to the ceiling beneath. Even riskier is if the wooden joists get damp which may cost thousands to repair the damage that damp can cause in your home.
Raised Loft Boarding
To avoid these problems, the LoftZone StoreFloor was created. This patented loft boarding technology raises your boarding above the insulation allowing air to flow from the eaves and continue throughout the loft and under the loft flooring. This removes any risk or problems with damp or condensation and allows you to get the full potential of your insulation, preventing heat loss through your roof.
What are the main benefits of Raised Loft Boarding?
- Reduce Heat Loss in your home.
- Protect and improve the effectiveness of your insulation.
- Suitable for old and new build homes.
- Removes the risk of dampness building up.
- Strong, Secure and simple to install.