7 Ways to Get Your Attic Ready for Summer
Updated: Aug 27, 2021
Summer has come quickly, and it is time to start thinking about your attic!
Attic cleaning and insulation are some of the best ways to make sure the summertime heat doesn’t affect your energy bill. Attic spaces can get extremely hot under during summertime, and the heat that is trapped there can add significantly to your homes and energy bill. Cool down your house this summer by having a professional come out to perform attic cleaning services and to check your attic insulation. Especially in the Pacific Northwest, it’s important to ensure that your attic has the appropriate ventilation to deter moisture and mold from developing during the summer months.
Keep an eye out for unwanted guests!
Check for the tell-tale signs of rodents and pests, including animal droppings, feathers, and nesting materials. Pests can come in all shapes and sizes, and none are welcome. Rats, mice, bats, birds, and other uninvited guests can bring with them diseases, filth, and foul smell. If you find evidence of rodents in your attic, give us a call, and we’ll help to make sure to remove them for good.
Check for leaks
This is one of the most important things you can do to make your attic ready for the summer. During the winter, ice and snow can cause extensive damage to your roof and insulation, promoting the growth of mold and mildew. Attic leaks can be very difficult to find, so keep an eye out for areas of wet insulation or water pooling.
Make sure there is adequate ventilation
When the sun shines directly on your house, it can heat up your attic and roof to extreme temperatures. Without proper ventilation and insulation, that heat can radiate into your living space, reducing energy efficiency and decreasing your comfort. You’ll want to make sure that the hot air has an appropriate way to vent out of the attic.
Install additional attic insulation
When it comes to attic insulation, you can never have enough! Even with available modern technologies, having good and effective insulation in your attic remains the best defense against heat and rising energy costs.
Install a proper radiant heat barrier
If your attic is exposed to direct sunlight for a significant part of the day, you
may want to consider installing a radiant heat barrier. These have been
shown to decrease temperatures in the attic by as much as 20 degrees. They
work by reflecting a significant amount of heat that would typically radiate
through the roof. Install additional attic insulation.