How to Convert an Attic Into Climate-Controlled Storage

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Before deciding to convert your attic into climate-controlled storage, you should first analyze what sort of things you would want to store in it after the conversion. This is an important consideration as the nature of the things to be stored could affect your decision a lot. The material of the boxes and containers used for storage will also affect this decision. Learn how to convert your attic into a climate-controlled storage in the most general way.

Things You'll Need

  • Hammer
  • Drills
  • Pest control mechanism

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Study the temperature variations in your region very carefully. The climatic and humidity ranges are the deciding factors on what type of insulators must be installed in the walls of the attic.

Ensure that there is plenty of ventilation.

Be sure to get the flooring of the attic checked. The floor of the attic serves as the ceiling for the rooms beneath. If the floors are not in good condition, this may cause problems in a bad climate. These problems may affect the items stored in the attic as well as the household beneath.

Check the roof in case any repair is required. Make the repair and add the required insulation.

Make the area as spacious as possible if you want to store many things. Nothing should block ventilation.

Check your attic for any indication of ventilators from the house into the attic.

If the chimneys are completely open, make sure to add mesh to the opening so that there is no chance of an animal falling in, even if by accident.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your attic is in good condition and there are no leakages, it is better to use it as storage straight away. Converting into climate-controlled storage can be costly. If the climate in your area is not too adverse, better to use it as it is.
  • Never try to convert your attic into a climate-controlled storage without doing effective pest control first. Pests have a tendency to hide during the maintenance phases and when you start to store your items, they return to attack them. Pest control should be done regularly, no matter how much it costs.

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