My Upstairs is Too HOT!
The SolutionWe propose these measures as the most cost-effective path to solve the hot upstairs problem. Estimated pricing is based on average projects. Some customers take a step-by-step approach and others want to have everything done at once.
QuietCool Whole House Fan
The QuietCool Whole House Fan, is usually the single most effective measure to cool down hot
upstairs bedrooms. To learn more about Whole House Fans and ventilation cooling, visit my other website: www.FanInstaller.com.
Whole House Fans use natural cool air to cool your home and ventilate the attic.
Radiant BarrierRadiant barrier is like "magic". It applies directly to the under-side of your roof and stops heat before it enters the attic. I became excited about radiant barrier heat blocker after working in several attics that had it installed. They were dramatically cooler so I decided to offer this product to my customersl. Every material transmits or radiates heat--some better than others. This ability is described being between 0 and 1. Materials like glass and black tar paper radiate heat at a factor of about .97, which is high. Natural wood radiates heat at a factor of about .85 which is also high. Radiant barrier radiates heat poorly at a rate of .19. By covering the wood of your attic with radiant barrier we immediately reduce the amount of heat transferred into your attic. That's why it works.
Attics need to breathe. Air flows through an attic and carries heat out with it. Most attics are under-ventilated and this is a large part of the problem. It may be solved by installing additional attic vents or an attic fan.
Attic InsulationThere are several options to insulate your attic
2. Air-seal the attic deck
Most homes have huge air leaks between the living space and attic. This may be corrected with a layer of spray foam on the attic deck or spot treatment with foam.
Inject Foam Into Hot Walls
South and West facing walls tend to be the hottest because they catch most of the afternoon sun. We can inject these walls with foam and stop the heat transfer through them