When you’re finishing your attic space, you want to be sure that you are using the best kind of attic insulation. Without the proper attic insulation, your new space will be cold and drafty or way too warm. But before you consider insulation installation, we have some expert advice to give you so that you can make the most out of your attic space.
Codes and safety
Many housing codes say that part of your attic needs to be at least seven feet high, be at least seven feet wide and be at least 70 square feet. If you are unsure how that might work, it is probably a good idea to get a local contractor out to investigate. While they are looking at your attic, they should also be able to tell you whether or not your house can structurally support a renovated attic.
When you are finishing an attic, you want there to be enough air circulation so it won’t be so stuffy and uncomfortable. However, sometimes that is unavoidable since it is the first place the sun hits. We recommend you install a ceiling fan (at least) so air can be circulated. Try to get one that has a reverse feature so you can push down warmer air in the winter.
Since you are limited on headspace anyway, recessed lighting will allow you to add the lighting you want without taking away your ceiling height. Recessed lights are also not going to generate the amount of heat that other lights would and you have insulation installed right up against them.
Call Superior Insulation Services today for a free consolation to learn how to make your home more energy efficient.