Why Should I Get My Loft Boarded?
If you live in a loft house, you may wonder if getting your loft boarded is worth the effort. After all, what are the benefits of having a boarded loft? In this blog post, we’ll look at why boarding your loft can be a good idea.
We’ll also dispel some myths about loft boarding that might be holding you back from taking this simple step to improve your home. Trust us – once you’ve read this blog post, you’ll see that getting your loft boarded is a no-brainer!
Our team here at Yorkshire Loft Ladders have been working with lofts for several years; during this time, we have installed loft ladders, boarded out lofts and helped hundreds of homeowners get the most out of frequently unused space. Once you have read our latest blog post, contact our team if you have any questions or queries.
We will be happy to help you start your loft-boarding journey!
Don’t Let Your Loft Be Wasted Space
Your loft is one of the most underutilised spaces in your home. It’s often left as a dumping ground for Christmas decorations, old suitcases and pieces of furniture that you no longer need. But what if we told you there was a way to transform your loft into a clean, usable and pleasant room that can be used for an office, playroom or even a game room?
Having your loft boarded will give you easier access to all your stored items and make your home safer or give you access to remove any wasted space in your home. Not to mention, boarding out your loft will also insulate your home, meaning you could save money on your energy bills!
Prevent Heat Loss Across Your Home
As heat rises, much of it can be lost through your uninsulated loft and roof. By boarding out your loft, you’ll be trapping heat in your home, which will help reduce your energy bills, which can help no end due to the rising energy bills. Your loft should, without a doubt, already be insulated, but adding loft boards provides another layer of insulation that will help keep the heat in your home.
The only problem you may come across when boarding out your loft is if your insulation rises above the joists, but it is not the end of the world; our team can help by installing a raised floor system; this allows you to benefit from both an insulated loft space and a boarded out loft.
Add Value To Your Property
As well as helping to improve your home’s energy efficiency, boarding out your loft adds value to your property. A recent study found that by adding a boarded floor to empty loft space, you can add up to 8% to the value of your home due to the extra space created and the added room. You can use this space for anything from an office to a playroom for your children, but it will add value to your property.
With the property market in its current state, you can always benefit from adding more money to the value of your property; if you are interested in explaining the size of your home, be sure to consider boarding out your loft.
What Is The Process Of Boarding A Loft?
Boarding a loft is simple and can usually be done in a day or two; it is a home renovation project that does not take much time, but this depends on your loft size. You will need a loft professional such as our team here at Yorkshire Loft Ladders, to come to your home and conduct an initial assessment. During this appointment, we will measure your loft space; we do this so we can give you an accurate quote.
We will also need to assess the following;
- The amount of space that needs to be covered
- Whether you already have insulation or not
- To see if you already have a loft ladder installed and its condition.
- Discuss whether you are looking for a standard loft boarding or something bespoke such as storage.
After the assessment, we will provide you with a no-obligation quote. If you’re happy to proceed, we will then book a date and time for the work to be carried out. But as you can see, there are many aspects to consider when getting your loft boarded out.
Once the decision has been made and you are set on getting your loft boarded out, you need to make sure you find a highly skilled contractor; we have put together this final checklist to make sure you do not miss a single thing;
- Make sure you do your research on the professional team you choose
- Make sure they come to your home to assess your property; our team always would at Yorkshire Loft Ladders
- Consider your insulation needs
- Do you need any extra such as electrical work or built-in storage?
Get in Touch With Yorkshire Loft Ladders For Loft Boarding Today
If you are based in Yorkshire and are looking for a reputable and reliable company to board your loft, look no further than us at Yorkshire Loft Ladders. We have over 30 years of experience in the industry, and our team of experts are on hand to offer you any advice and guidance you may need.
A range of benefits to having your loft boarded out includes saving money on energy bills, increasing your property value and adding more storage space to your home. As well as providing a high-quality boarding service, we offer several other services, such a installing electric lights and sockets, insulation work, and even building storage solutions.
All our work comes with a 12-month warranty for parts and labour and we provide a FREE quotation after visiting your home to make sure we understand your requirements.
Call freephone 0800 612 8359 to arrange your free no obligation home survey.