Two-story homes often have hot rooms on the second level of the home. This is because heat rises up from the lower levels of the house and gets trapped in the upper story. The heat from the roof or attic can also create hot rooms if the heat penetrates through the ceiling. Heat can also penetrate through second-story walls, if the upper-level is a dormer or finished attic space. There are a few different ways to resolve the problem of overly warm upper-level rooms:
- Add attic insulation
- Add a radiant barrier
Adding Attic Insulation
One of the biggest reasons why upper story rooms get so warm is because there isn’t enough insulation in the attic. Attic insulation acts as a barrier between the living space and the attic, preventing heat transfer from attic to living space and vice versa. This barrier helps keep room temperatures regulated and consistent throughout the house, all year round.
Adding insulation builds up that barrier, reducing heat transfer, which keeps air-conditioned air inside the house and hot outside air in the attic.
Adding a Radiant Barrier
Radiant barrier are another way to reduce heat in the attic space, which reduces the amount of heat that can radiate through the walls into the home’s living space. A radiant barrier is installed in the attic, right under the roof. This differs from attic insulation, which covers the attic floor and sometimes the attic walls, depending on the home’s style. A radiant barrier is made of reflective foil material that blocks and reflects heat that penetrates the roof back outside, preventing it from ever getting into the attic in the first place.
Schedule A Free Attic Inspection With Florida Attic Insulation Pros
The best way to figure out how to reduce heat in your upper story is to schedule a free attic inspection with Florida Attic Insulation Pros. We will perform a full visual inspection, provide you with a written analysis, and give you a guaranteed 30-day written attic insulation quote.
Call 407-775-2230 or schedule online today! We can help make your home more comfortable!