Attic Maintenance: How to Guide

attic maintenance

Your attic is an important feature of your home, even if you do not use the area for storage or living. An attic affects a home’s temperature, including its ability to warm up or stay cool. Throughout day-to-day living, you might not think much about your attic or the importance it plays in your personal level of comfort. Even though it is tucked away, out of site, you will need to schedule your attic into your home building maintenance routine. Attic maintenance is essential if you are taking care of your property and desire a comfortable home.

 

Insulation

If you want to maintain the correct temperature in your home and live in a comfortable environment, start by insulating the attic. If you already have insulation you will need to check this occasionally, to ensure that there is no damage and that it is working in the correct way.

There are different types of insulation, and choosing the correct type for your attic is important. These include blanket rolls, loose-fill insulation and sprayed foam polyurethane. You will need to employ a professional to assist you with selecting and installing attic insulation, and you will need to be very careful as there may be chemicals involved in the process.

Leaks

Leaks can occur and water can drip in through the roof to the attic. If you do not perform regular attic maintenance you might not notice that there is a problem until it is too late and great damage has been caused. Attics that are too damp will encourage mold and mildew to form, and if the water leaks through from the attic into the rooms below you will either get a wet floor, and/or mold and mildew on the interior walls.

Mold

If mold appears in either your roof or your interior spaces your home could be filled with harsh allergens. You may not even realise what is happening until you get sick, or you may become consistently sick and not realise that it is actually mold in your home that is causing the illness.

Prevent mold from forming in your home by hiring a professional to perform attic maintenance on a regular basis. If they notice that damage has occurred in the roof area since their last check, they can fix this and repair any holes or leaks in the roof.

Pests

Pests of different kinds can be attracted to attics, especially if they are warm and damp spaces. You may notice noises from you attic that keep you awake at night, the pests could leave your attic space and enter your home, and their presence can also mean that they spread unwanted diseases. Contact a professional to assess the condition of your attic and rid it of any pests if this task is required.

Get professional support

Owning a home means that you are also committed to the maintenance of it, and a regular schedule will ensure the value of your home is maintained, and that it is comfortable and safe to live in. Talk to Jim’s Building Maintenance about providing professional support to keep your home maintenance schedule up-to-date, including the maintenance that is required for your attic space.

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