We all know that attics can be a great place to store stuff, but did you know that there are all sorts of issues that can arise from not maintaining certain aspects of your attic? Here are just a couple of examples:
Insufficient attic air flow – due to soffit vents being covered with insulation or powered attic fans not working, which can cause heat to build up in the attic. This heat radiates down into the living areas of the house causing your AC system to work harder to cool things down. Over-taxed AC units cost money now in high electric bills, and costs money later when the AC unit fails, well before its time.
Insufficient attic insulation will also have a similar effect. One often overlooked point of heat radiation is a pull down attic stair.
Atlanta Property Matters can measure the temperature in the attic and inspect to determine if spending a few dollars now can save you a lot of dollars in the future.