Room In Roof Insulation
Insulate your loft or attic space.
Room In Roof And Loft Insulation
So why all the talk about Room In Roof Insulation?
For the same reason we are told to always wear a hat when it’s cold – your home must do the same – in the form of insulation of course!
It is said that a quarter of the heat in your property escapes directly up through the roof of an uninsulated home.
Insulating your loft or roof space should be one of the first measures you take care of when looking at how to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
A simple yet very effective, way to save money on your heating bills and reduce heat loss.
What’s the difference between loft insulation and room in roof insulation?
In simple terms, loft insulation is visible and laid on the loft floor between the joists, room in roof insulation is out of view and is hidden behind floor boards and plaster board.
RIRI is used when there is a desire to use the space for more than just storage as it can create a liveable environment.
How to choose the right type of insulation for your loft
- Cold Loft Insulation
- Warm Loft Insulation
- Room In Roof Insulation
For loft insulation the first thing to understand is what you need, is it a cold loft or a warm loft? What do we mean?
Cold Loft Insulation
Warm Loft Insulation
Room In Roof Insulation
Installing Loft Insulation:
Loft Installation (standard cold loft)
A cold loft is what the majority of us have – a space that is simply used for storage and not a room used by the occupants of the property. In this case standard loft insulation is sufficient which is applied directly above the ceiling between the joists on the floor of your loft space. Keeping as much heat as possible from escaping from the rooms below.
A variety of materials can be used including:
- Sheet Insulation
- Mineral fibre or rock wool (known as blanket insulation)
- Loose fill insulation
- Blown fibre insulation
Installing Room In Roof Insulation (RIRI)
If you have a loft conversion or attic room then you can have this space insulated by also applying insulation to the roof and walls or roof rafters as they’re also called.
A retrofit method sees the application of thermal boards placed under existing plaster boards helping to trap heat inside your property.
This is a great way to maximise the space available in your home and in many cases can be used as an extra bedroom.
One of our advisors will be happy to talk you through the process depending on the individual circumstances and needs of your property
Benefits of Room In Roof Insulation:
- Create extra habitable space in your home.
- Create a cosy and warm feeling in your property.
- Greatly reduce heat loss.
- Reduce your energy bills.
We can help you access any available grants or funding available through schemes such as the Green Homes Grant and the Energy Company Obligation.