More and more homeowners are converting their attics into living space. This allows the homeowner to have the extra space needed to live a superlative lifestyle. At Incredible Renovations 1 in 4 jobs are attic conversions, says Adam Bakir, General Manager.
According to the EPA, "Converting attic space to living space is popular and can be very economical. However, as you bring an attic into your living space, you should use care to ensure the attic is brought all the way into the living space to avoid comfort problems (too hot/too cold) and to prevent other conditions which could impact your health or the structure of your home. These include the air-sealing and insulation issues discussed above, as well as other considerations mentioned below. No-Regrets Remodeling provides a good overview of the issues."
"Converting your attic to living space may present a good opportunity to replace old windows with new ENERGY STAR® windows. While costs do not always justify the change from purely an energy savings perspective, there may be other benefits of new windows."
"More efficient windows may be less prone to condensation and related mold growth. Painted window sashes and frames in homes built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint; this is a special concern because the friction of opening and closing windows can release lead dust into the home; new windows can solve this problem."
With the summer on its way, what a better time to convert your attic in living space.
For more information, contact Incredible Renovations at 713-532-2526 or www.incrediblerenovations.com.