Roofing Question

Is it worth insulating an 1930's bay?

1930's bay to a bedroom window with red tiles on, may or may not need new timber lathes, a vapour barrier, insulation and then tiles and flashing replacement.
Each workman has told me something different
My mum is extremely poorly and lives in the bedroom with the bay so want minimum disruption.
Scared to leave it , because if shes lucky enough to make it to next winter dont want her to be cold. But part of me wonders if a double radiator in the bedroom will solve yhe issue for a bit.
Dont know who to listen to as have so many conflicting opinions, one builder who did a runner with neighbours money, and busy looking after at the same time
Need some good advice please.

1 Answer

Best Answer

Most of the heat loss in a house is through the roof and the walls - 35% through the walls and 35% through the roof.
Whilst it most certainly will stop heat loss it will not increase the heat in the room.
Unless the tiles on the bay are slipping or breaking up they probably don't need replaced but if you do remove them then insulation, new lathes and some breathable membrane will be required.
If it is an increase in heat, another radiator is the answer but this must be combined with ventilation to stop condensation and mould forming.
Hope this helps you. Should you require any further information just ask. Alex

Answered 30th Apr 2013

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

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