Why renovate your loft?
Regardless of your motivations, there are many benefits to a loft and attic renovation project. You could opt to turn the space into a quiet home office, create an activity room for your kids, or add an extra bedroom for a family member.
Some of the primary benefits you get from a loft renovation project include:
- Reduced energy costs when using the right insulation materials like stone wool.
- Requires minimal effort to convert the area into a usable living space compared to a building extension project.
- Increases your home’s value, with some estimates saying it could be as much as 20 percent higher depending on the project type and amount of space you have reclaimed.
Once you have decided to start the project, you should select technologies that will best help you create a comfortable home and conserve energy. Heat rises, and you could be losing as much as 25 percent of the energy required to heat or cool your home. Stone wool insulation can reduce the thermal losses through your loft or attic.
Solutions for insulating an unused loft
While you may have looked for inspiration online and searched for different loft and attic renovation ideas, you might have decided that a complete loft conversion is beyond your budget. That should not prevent you from considering an insulation retrofit. You can still achieve energy-savings by improving the insulation used in your loft, reducing your energy consumption while maintaining comfortable temperatures during the summer and winter months.
You could choose to insulate an unused loft using stone wool slabs above your ceiling. Alternatively, you could simply have stone wool granulate blown into the empty space in your loft easily creating a layer of energy saving, fire resilient stone wool insulation. Whatever method you choose, this layer will help keep your home warm, save you money on your energy bill and protect against fire.