The Truth About Loft Boarding and Condensation: Dispelling Common Myths
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Regular Maintenance: Conduct regular checks for any signs of condensation, water damage, or mould. Promptly address any issues to prevent them from escalating.