Replacement Roof Loft Conversion

When it comes to converting your loft into additional living space for your home, you will have to decide whether to replace your roof during the process. It is a big decision to make and will have a huge impact on the finished product, so it is important to take some time to think it over.

Many homeowners choose to convert their loft as it is with the existing roof structure in place, making the most of the available space. However, as is the case with most homes, when they were built the loft wasn’t designed as a living area and their narrow floor spaces and low roofs don’t make for a room that is comfortable or easy to navigate.

Having a new roof installed as part of your loft conversion obviously adds to the cost of the project, however, it also comes with some fantastic benefits. So if you are planning a loft conversion and aren’t sure whether a new roof is the right call, it’s worth considering these advantages before making your decision.

More Space

Before Loft Conversion


After Loft Conversion


The existing space of many lofts is limited and the pitched roof is restrictive. With a completely new roof structure you can increase the amount of floor space and head space available to you. A bespoke roof will be designed to meet the specific needs of your project, meaning no crouching down or climbing around beams will be necessary in your fantastic new loft conversion.

Increased Property Value

New roof and loft conversion

Properties featuring a loft conversion and a new roof increase in value

A brand new roof will increase the value of your home making it a worthwhile investment, especially if your existing roof is quite old or has seen better days. Even if you aren’t planning to sell any time soon, due to the longevity of modern roofs it will still be a desirable feature years down the line. And when you do decide to sell, the aesthetics of a recently constructed roof will also improve the kerb appeal of your house, making it easier to sell.

Improved Insulation

New roof insulation

Insulation installed with a new roof

UK homes are not known for having good insulation and your heating costs are likely higher than they need to be as a result. A new roof is the perfect opportunity to improve the level of insulation your home benefits from. Houses lose about 25% of their heat via the roof, so a roof replacement that incorporates modern, highly-effective insulation methods will help keep your home warmer and reduce energy costs.

Improving your home with a loft conversion is a significant undertaking and choosing to replace your roof as part of the project isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. However, if you do opt for a new roof you will enjoy some considerable advantages and your new living space will certainly benefit from it.

Archer Carpentry are loft conversion specialists offering superior carpentry services in Poole, Bournemouth and throughout Dorset. If you are considering a loft conversion, get in touch with our friendly team today.