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How to keep loft conversions comfortable during the summer

As Glen Frey once sang, “The Heat is On”, and as warmth rises, loft conversions can become humid and uncomfortable during the summer months in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and Warwick. However, there are some things you can do, and builders can help with these when planning a loft conversion.

Ventilation

Now obviously, ventilation can mean keeping open your windows. Still, when planning a loft conversion, it helps to speak with architects and builders about how to maximise the number of roof lights, windows and openings to create better airflow during peak summer.

Insulating loft conversions

With any loft conversion in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and Warwick, it’s imperative that builders use high-quality insulation to not only keep warmth in during the winter but also reflect heat away from the loft in the summer.

Use blackout curtains

If your loft conversion isn’t a well-ventilated space and doesn’t feature high-grade insulation, blackout curtains are an excellent way to keep out direct sunlight or any blinds that will cover the length of the windows.

Lighter coloured roof tiles

Like loft insulation, lighter-coloured tiles will reflect away some of the sun’s heat, whereas darker-toned tiles will absorb the heat making the roof and loft warmer.

Buy an air conditioner

If the heat is unbearable, you could always buy an air conditioner to cool down your loft instantly. Some builders might be able to install them, but they are expensive, especially when a ceiling fan might be just as effective. If you live in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa or Warwick and want a builder to convert your loft, contact our team today for a free quote.