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The Truth About Loft Boarding and Condensation: Dispelling Common Myths

The Truth About Loft Boarding and Condensation: Dispelling Common Myths The Truth About Loft Boarding and Condensation: Dispelling Common Myths
Loft boarding is a popular solution for maximising storage space and creating a functional area within the roof space of a home. However, concerns about condensation often arise in discussions about loft boarding. In this blog, we'll explore the relationship between loft boarding and condensation, dispelling common myths and providing insights into how to mitigate potential issues.

Myth 1: Loft Boarding Causes Condensation:

One of the biggest concerns we hear from prospective customers is that they think their spray foam insulation has been installed incorrectly or the foam itself is not suitable for the job. In many of these cases, we find that the spray foam system is perfectly installed and can allay their fears, but in many others, we find ourselves having to recommend removal and reinstallation.

We know that removing spray foam can be incredibly frustrating and expensive, but we are here to help and will do everything we can to correct the wrongs of other companies who left your property this way.

The good news is that, as a spray foam expert, our team is ready to help and provide trustworthy advice that you can rely on, making your removal as pain-free and speedy as possible.

Tips to Mitigate Condensation:

  1. Maintain Good Ventilation: Ensure that the loft space is well-ventilated. Avoid blocking eaves and roof vents, and consider adding additional ventilation if necessary. This promotes airflow and helps prevent the buildup of moisture.
  2. Use Breathable Materials: When installing loft boarding, consider using breathable materials that allow air to circulate. This can help prevent the buildup of moisture between the boarding and insulation.
  3. Install Vapor Barriers: Consider installing vapour barriers between the loft boarding and insulation. Vapor barriers can help control the movement of moisture and prevent it from reaching cold surfaces.
  4. Check and Improve Insulation: Verify that your loft insulation is sufficient and properly installed. Upgrading insulation can enhance the thermal performance of the loft space, reducing the risk of condensation.
  5. Regular Maintenance: Conduct regular checks for any signs of condensation, water damage, or mould. Promptly address any issues to prevent them from escalating.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, loft boarding itself does not cause condensation, but certain associated factors can contribute to moisture-related problems if not addressed. By ensuring proper ventilation, using breathable materials, installing vapour barriers, and maintaining adequate insulation, you can enjoy the benefits of loft boarding without compromising the overall moisture balance in your home. As with any home improvement project, careful planning and attention to key factors are essential to a successful outcome.
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