Loft rooms should always be insulated at the building stage. However, this is rarely the case. Mostly we will get desperate calls from homeowners that have bought a home with loft room space for bedrooms or office space. In some cases, these homeowners are desperate as the family has moved family members out of this area because of the extreme heat. Loft Room Insulation is extremely gratifying when one gets a response from the homeowners.
Loft Room Insulation
The application of insulating loft rooms is not very simple. In most cases, space is limited, and this type of insulation is very complicated. The cavity space between the ceiling and roof on the side walls is no more than 225 mm.
Insulating loft rooms means covering the entire loft room shell. The insulation must be applied in such a way as to cover all areas properly. The side wall must have the Isotherm insulation wired to the side wall to prevent insulation from sliding down. Insulation with a long life span and great R-value must be used as insulation for loft rooms.
The recommended loft room insulation is the Isotherm 145 mm SANS-compliant insulation. The Isotherm Insulation has a 30-year guarantee to outlast most homes. The Isotherm Insulation must cover the entire wall down to floor level when insulating the side wall. The pitched section is protected with an extender tool to push the Isotherm up or down the pitched area. After that, We must insulate the top place.
Insulating Loft Room Walls
In most cases, we will fit the loft room insulation to the side walls making sure to extend to the floor. And by this, we mean the ceiling of the main house.
Insulate Past the Floor of The Loft Room
We must pull the Isotherm Insulation down to the floor, which is very important. The reason is heat flow between the lower ceiling and the loft room floor.
Even if the Loft room has been protected all around, the floor insulation is one of the most important factors. If this is not insulated correctly, the underfloor will get extremely hot. This would almost be like underfloor heating in summer.
Remember, heat in the roof space is pressure so that an UN-insulated floor area will absorb the heat. It will mean you would have the winter effect in summer.
What is the Best Insulation For Loft Room
When insulating loft rooms, it is important to make the right choice. In our opinion, there are only two contenders for this application. The Isotherm, 145 mm insulation, is, in most cases, our product of choice as this insulation has high tensile strength. The Isotherm Insulation is also SANS compliant. Isotherm is also dust-free and allergy free. Isotherm has a 30-year manufacturer guarantee.
The Aerolite 135 mm is by far the best insulation for loft spaces. The Aerolite insulation is cut to size in the loft space and must be wired against the walls as with the Isotherm. This will ensure that the Aerolite insulation does not slide down as the insulation ages.
Loft Conversions Cape Town
Converting high roof spaces into Loft Rooms to create more footprint in an existing home has become popular in Cape Town. Furthermore, these loft spaces increase property value. Above all, it is important to use the services of contractors who are specialists in this application.
Loft Conversions with highly qualified attic conversion specialists will save money and result in a loft space that will not give hassles. For example, many homeowners don’t realise that the insulation fitted into loft space is critical to the comfort in these areas. For this reason, a qualified Attic Conversion specialist will also insulate the attic space correctly, resulting in a more even temperature in the attic.
Cost of Loft Room Insulation
The cost of loft room insulation is not expensive, considering the benefits. Most loft rooms cant be cooled down sufficiently even with the air conditioner running. It is because the radiant heat of the side walls and ceiling is like heaters switched on in summer.