Room in roof insulation involves the fitting of insulation boarding between the rafters underneath existing plasterboard walls in loft conversions. It can help to keep heat in the home, reducing energy bills. It can also help to reduce noise and prevent damp, condensation and rot in the loft. The insulated boards used are generally made from polystyrene or polyurethane which are effective at trapping heat. They can be installed easily and quickly and can be plastered over, creating a clean aesthetic finish in your new loft room.
Why do you need room in roof insulation?
If your loft has been converted into a room it will be difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in the winter unless you have adequate insulation. Loft rooms that are not insulated will lose significant amounts of heat which makes them expensive to heat and can cause problems in the rest of the house with over-heating or damp and condensation.
If you have a loft space or attic room in your home, converting it into a bedroom with adequate insulation will be cheaper to run and will also add value to the property. You may be eligible for a government grant to cover the cost of insulation installation, as part of the Energy Companies Obligation scheme. See here for more information about the benefits of insulation and how to apply for a grant. Insulating your loft with room in roof insulation can also be a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, if the loft is regularly used for storage.