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Room in Roof Insulation

Room in roof insulation is used to insulate a loft that has been converted into a room and replaces the standard loft insulation normally seen in an unconverted space.

Most of the heat lost in a property is lost through the roof, therefore room in roof insulation is essential to save energy and reduce bills. Adequate room in roof insulation can ensure that you are spending less money on energy and keep you cosy in your living space.

Whether you have already had a converted living space or are looking to create a new room in your loft, our experienced and friendly team of room in roof insulation installers are at hand to answer all of your questions. Our room in roof insulation installers will come to view your property and assess the space, before advising you on the most suitable option for you.

We have had 30 years of experience within the home insulation industry and have happily helped many people improve their properties with our effective measures. We have pulled together our most frequently asked questions to help you understand the cost of room in roof insulation, the room in roof insulation installation process, and the amount of money you may save using room in roof insulation.

What is Room in Roof Insulation?

It is estimated that 25% of all heat loss from an uninsulated home is through the roof. This makes insulating the roof space one of the most cost-effective solutions you can take to start saving money on those heating bills.

How Does it Work?

When a roof space (such as the loft) is converted into a room, it requires a different type of insulation that will fit into the gaps between the joists and behind the new walls of the room.

Without this insulation, the room in roof will be highly susceptible to temperature changes in both summer and winter as seen in the image to the right. In addition, the rest of the house will suffer from heat loss in the winter if there is no insulation, increasing your energy bills.

With room in roof insulation, the heat is held in in the winter and held out in the summer, meaning your room in roof will hold a much more stable temperature and will be usable all year round.

Installation Process

It is possible to insulate your room in roof yourself, providing it does not have any damp problem, is not a flat roof and is easy to access. However, we don’t recommend you do this as electric cables and ventilation must be treated in a specific way to avoid damage to your property.

We use the highest standard of insulation to ensure maximum efficiency. This cannot be bought from your local DIY store meaning doing it yourself may not always prove the best results.

Usually, completion of the insulation can be done within a day, and the benefits can be felt almost instantly.

Can I Benefit from Loft Insulation?

Most people can benefit from room in roof insulation and, with grants and funding from Energy Companies and the Local Council, it can be a very cheap way to lower your energy bills.

How to Tell if My Loft is Already Insulated?

As with other insulation product you can usually tell if you need insulation if you have high heating bills and struggle to warm the house.

It is always best to have a survey conducted by a qualified professional to establish your insulation needs. If you wanted to check yourself simply going into your room in roof space and see if the insulation wool in between the joists. If you do have boarded down insulation may be underneath this, you may have to lift one of these up to check.

Will it Cost Me?

New government funding is available for those meeting the criteria, meaning it could cost you nothing.

To be eligible you must be a landlord, own or privately rent your property and be claiming benefits, for those who don’t meet the criteria there are finance options to help spread the cost.

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