Levelling your loft temperature can not only present benefits in terms of your storage possibilities but also introduces airflow and lower energy bills.
Why control your loft temperature?
Controlling your loft temperature can have a larger impact on your home than some may initially realise. The loft is a primary area for heat loss around the home which in turn raises the amount you’re paying for energy bills. By controlling the loft temperature, you’re creating a fresh environment for heat loss control and storage capabilities whilst protecting the loft insulation in the process.
The loft boarding process
Our raised loft boarding solution, LoftZone StoreFloor, creates a perfect base for increased levels of sustainability and energy-saving benefits.
Ahead of ordering the hardware and equipment you need, you’ll first need to evaluate whether you need our normal range of StoreFloor products or if you require the Compact StoreFloor version. Both are equipped to carry out the same number of benefits but one is a bit more forgiving on the headroom if you have a lower-pitch roof style.
Once you’ve identified the number of loft boards and hardware you’ll require, the process of installation is quite a bit simpler than many may realise. In the past, we’ve had many customers tell us how simple the instructions make the process. These are included when ordering one of our StoreFloor or StoreFloor Compact kits.
If you would prefer for a professional to handle the job, we also have a wide range of highly-trained installers who have completed, combined, tens of thousands of loft boarding installations with us.
Introducing a healthy airflow
When referring to airflow, we primarily mean the gap between the loft boards and the insulation itself. By having this space, the air can move over the top of the insulation which is more efficient in loft temperature regulation.
Installing loft boards directly on top of the insulation, which could cause damage to the insulation itself and the roof structure, is highly inefficient as it will likely cause problems with dampness and heat patches. This is where loft temperature impurities originate and ideally need to be controlled – this is especially important during the high heat of Summer and the lower-temperatures of Winter.
The benefits of loft temperature control
As we’ve touched upon, there are many benefits when controlling the loft temperature.
Home value increases
When boarding your loft space, and in turn, controlling the loft temperature, this would be considered to be a huge positive when looking to sell your home. Many who look for a new home consider a usable loft space to be an important area and in some cases, a must-needed feature for storage reasons. The loft temperature benefits and levelled heating bills sit alongside as additional positives.
Reduced energy bills
Almost 80% of the energy used within the home is used for heating and hot water. This is why it is a recognised area for optimisation in order to lower the bills you’re having to pay.
In previous research of ours, we found out that 25% of British homeowners rate their homes as having low heat retention.
Boarding your loft, optimising airflow and regulating loft temperatures all contribute greatly to heat loss and reduced energy bills. We’ve put together a previous blog which outlines the other common areas of heat loss within the home to provide further clarity for our readers.
Get in touch
We’re here to help. We have put a lot of time into the development of our products to ensure they’re as efficient as possible, assisting with heat loss, loft temperatures and storage possibilities. Explore our range today and get in touch if you would like any assistance.