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Additional living accommodation and increased property value are the main benefits of converting loft space to bedrooms, playrooms, home offices or gyms so speak to an experienced roofer about the best options for your home. Velux windows are a popular choice for providing natural light and giving ventilation in loft rooms, however if headroom is at a premium, dormers can be a practical solution. Insulating your attic space correctly is especially important in a loft conversion to ensure your rooms are warm in winter and cool in summer.
Leaking roofs can cause a number of problems including damp, damage to furniture, decor and plasterwork. Pooling water on a flat roof or worn seals in a conservatory roof can cause leaks but an experienced roofer can solve the problem. Flashing is an important part of ensuring a waterproof roof so checking it is in good repair is a key way of preventing leaks.
New roofs are usually required when the structure has been damaged by adverse weather, fire or woodworm infestations or when converting an old building such as an outbuilding or barn. Rain water drains off a pitched roof by running down the slope over tiles or slates that are attached to the roof laths with the incline being created by the angle of the rafters inside. Although less popular than pitched roofs, flat roofs are often more cost effective and can enable use of the space above.