Transforming a Wasted Attic into Useful Living Space

How a Roofing Contractor Can Turn Your Attic in a Cool Room

If your attic stands empty, then consider transforming it into a craft room, play room, man cave, or entertainment area. The main benefit of utilizing your attic space is, of course, the cost. Since you already have a framework and roof to work with, you will save a lot of money, by eliminating the need to build foundations, walls, ceilings, or roofs as you would normally do for a home addition. However, transforming an attic into a living space requires a great deal of experience, knowledge, and skill. You must definitely hire a professional roofing contractor for the job.

The 7s.
Before you can start any physical work, you must first determine if your attic was built according to the local rules and regulations. However, the rule of 7 applies in most states. The rule of 7 states that at least half of your attic must be 7 feet wide, 7 feet high, and form a total of at least 70 square feet. If you’re not sure whether this applies to your attic, hire a professional roofing contractor for a free inspection.

Climbing Up
Another factor you must consider is the space that will be left below after you install a staircase for your attic. There are many types of staircases you can build, so make sure you choose one that will allow easy access to your attic, but at the same time, will not interrupt the rest of the room’s flow.

Insulation
Since the room you’ll built in your attic will be very close to the roof, it is important to make sure you insulate it properly in order to be able to keep comfortable temperatures inside during cold or hot days.

If you want to make use of your wasted attic, then contact Prestige Roofing Contractors, and let us build you a nice and useful room in your attic. We have many years of experience in both the roofing and remodeling industries, so rest assured that you will get the right contractor for the job. Call us at (918) 641-4938 if you reside in Tulsa, OK.