Attic Insulation: Can It Make Your Small Building More Comfortable?

If you operate a business out of a small building that becomes extremely warm in the summer or cold in the winter, you may need to insulate your attic soon. A poorly insulated building can be very uncomfortable to work in all year round. Learn how a poorly insulated attic affects your building and how to obtain commercial attic insulation for your building below. 

What's Commercial Attic Insulation?

Every commercial and residential building needs good insulation to maintain a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment throughout the year. Insulation does a number of things, including prevent heat from entering and exiting a building during the year. However, most buildings only contain insulation inside their walls and beneath their floors. The buildings' attics may not have enough insulation in them, or they may not have any insulation in them at all. 

A well-insulated attic prevents outdoor heat from seeping inside a building in the summer. Attic insulation also prevents indoor heat from leaving a building during the winter. A poorly insulated attic will allow too much heat to enter a building in the spring and summer and too much heat to escape it in the fall and winter. The changing environment can make employees and customers feel ill throughout the year.

If you think the insulation inside your building's attic is poor or non-existent, contact a contractor and allow them to insulate your building properly. 

How Do You Install Commercial Attic Insulation?

Before a contractor insulates your building's attic, they must take the following steps first:

  • inspect the current insulation in the attic
  • measure the amount of space inside the attic
  • view the overall condition in the attic

If the insulation in the attic is sparse or non-existent, a contractor will suggest you place additional insulation inside it. In order to determine how much insulation the attic needs, a contractor will measure the space inside it. The new insulation won't perform well if it's too sparse or too light. A contractor ensure every empty space in the attic contains a good layer of insulation in it. 

The condition inside your attic may also play a role in how you insulate it. An attic that contains poorly constructed rafters and joists can allow outdoor heat to invade your building in the summer. The rafters and joists should be free of rot and insect damage to perform well. If the structures inside your building's attic require repairs, do so immediately. 

A contractor will insulate your building's attic after they complete the work above.

Learn more about commercial insulation by calling, emailing, or visiting a contractor like Johnson's Insulation today. 

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