- GRR Editorial Team
Tips on Increasing Attic-Insulation Efficiency
Updated: Dec 27, 2022
The attic is one of the important areas in your house that regulates and monitors the overall temperature and climate in your rooms. Most people disregard or overlook attic insulation and this can cause damage to you and your home in several ways.
If your attic is not properly insulated it can result in hot air being trapped in the attic leading to an increase in your electric bills during the hot summers.
During winters the cold air will fluctuate the internal room temperature of your house.
Insulating your attic in a variety of ways involves multiple strategies. You need to ensure that the attic is properly insulated with the right material. You also need to look at certain areas for ensuring proper attic insulation such as the doorways, the roof, the walls, etc.
Furthermore, each attic in itself is different in structure shape, area, and design. You also need to take a close look at the weather outside for implementing the right form of materials and techniques for properly insulating the attic.
Ensure Sufficient Insulation is Installed
Installation of the attic using sufficient insulating material is very important. You not only need to choose the right insulation material but you also need to place them in the right areas. Depending on the structure of your house, the area to cover, and the weather in your region you can choose to install the insulating material on the inside of the roofs, external of the roofs, inside the walls, and even on doorways and pathways in your attic.
Insulate and Seal the Attic Entryway
The entryway of your attic is the gateway for air entry to the lower floors. Make sure that the doorway is properly sealed using insulation material on the door.
This will further prevent the entry of hot or cold air from the attic hall through the doorway and down to the livingrooms below. During the summers even if the attic is warm installing the right insulation material on the attic doorway will prevent the hot air from coming into the rooms.
Even during the cold winter seasons, this will allow holding the internal room temperature within comforting levels.
Improve Overall Attic insulation
It is to be remembered that gong with a durable attic insulation material will help you to sustain costs. Or else you don’t want to install low-cost material that needs to be replaced each season with the offset of the winter or the summer season.
Check Your Attic Ventilation
The attic ventilation is something to look at when you are generally living in the hotter and humid regions. Not having proper attic ventilation in the colder regions is fine as more doors and windows will simply allow more outside cold air to gush into the attic resulting in the temperature of fall of the living rooms below.
But in the summer regions, it might be a good idea to have some attic ventilation. But do keep in mind that too much opening will all hot humid air to come in and this will result in causing damage to the roofs and walls due to the high moisture present in the air.
In the dry arid type hot regions, too much ventilation will even increase the internal room temperature only due to dry hot air coming in through the windows.
This is why attic insulation is tricky and you need to hire expert professionals who have many ideas regarding this.
Install Multi-Layer Reflective Installation
The reflective multi-layer attic insulation is generally seen in the hotter regions. Especially in the dry arid hot regions such as the homes nearby an open field or a desert. Here the temperatures during the peak of the summer seasons can climb to well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
The excess amount of heat falling with the sunlight on the external walls and roof will not only increase the internal room temperature but will make the roof and walls faded due to moisture loss.
Only adding one layer of insulation material might not be enough. This is why you need to go with multi-layers of protective insulation material so that the excess heat is reflected from the external walls and roof.