The hot weather is finally winding down here in northern Illinois, and that means homeowners in Rockford and the surrounding area are getting their homes ready for fall and winter. Homeowners often think about their heating systems and windows when preparing for colder weather, but have you considered what could be going on in your attic? Restoring your attic could be the best thing you do for your home this fall.
COMMON ATTIC PROBLEMS
The attic is an often-neglected part of the home, and that means it is often the most troublesome area. Some of the most common issues in attics are inadequate insulation, mold from improper ventilation or lack of insulation, and pest infestation.
About 90% of American homes are under-insulated, especially in the attic where insulation matters most. When your attic is under-insulated, heated indoor air escapes through the roof of your home, making your heating system work harder than it needs to during the winter. Meanwhile, during the summer, hot outdoor air comes into your home through the attic, putting your air conditioner into overdrive.
Attic ventilation has several purposes, the most important being moisture control. When mold accumulates on the underside of the roof decking, it is a sign that too much moisture is entering the attic without being vented to the outside. An attic that does not have adequate insulation is also highly prone to having mold problems. Not only will indoor air quality be affected, but building materials in the attic can eventually deteriorate from moisture buildup.
Pests such as mice and rats can enter the attic through even the smallest of holes and cracks. Once they take shelter in your attic, they’ll leave behind unpleasant odors and waste — and potentially damage your home.
BENEFITS OF ATTIC RESTORATION
Attic restoration involves cleaning out the attic space, removing animal waste, sealing gaps, installing new insulation, and ensuring adequate ventilation. When done correctly by a professional, attic restoration can offer several benefits for your home:
Removing animal waste, debris, and moldy insulation improves indoor air quality.
Proper ventilation further improves indoor air quality throughout entire home.
Sealing gaps keeps pests out and prevents air from leaking into and out of your home, which helps to keep you more comfortable and saves you money.
Installing insulation increases home comfort, reduces energy consumption, and reduces your heating and cooling bills.
Whether you live in Rockford; nearby in Loves Park, Cherry Valley, or New Milford; or further south in DeKalb or Sycamore, you can trust Greenlink Energy Solutions to restore your attic. Our professionals will restore your attic to pristine condition while making your home more energy efficient. We will get the job done right the first time so you won’t need to worry about future maintenance.
Ready to restore your attic this fall? Call (815) 774-3378 or contact us to find out what attic restoration can do for your home!