People do not realize that they need to have their attics inspected at all, let alone once a year, however, there are a number of reasons that you should have your attic inspected, or inspect your attic at least once a year. You should normally inspect your attic, or have it inspected, right in between July and August. This is because it is in between the time that you should be keeping your attic clean. This will also enable you to fix things if they need fix, before unsteady fall and winter weather makes it your way.
Why inspect in the summer?
For one thing, the summer months are extremely warm. This will enable you to see how hot your attic actually gets in the summer months. This will let you know what you are able to put up into your attic without having any kind of heating or cooling system up there, as most people do not. Some attics can get up to 120/130 degrees Fahrenheit. This can be a problem if you are planning on storing any kind of wax items like birthday candles, or old technology.
Another reason that you should have your attic inspected in the summer is because it is smack dab in between your six-month cleanings. You should be cleaning your attic in the early spring and late fall. The logical time to inspect of animals and other issues is the summer. If you have chased animals out in the spring or fall months then you can bet that some kind of animal has again worked its way into your home.
The main reason that you should inspect your attic at this time of the year is because if there are any major issues; animals keep getting in through certain holes, your roof is leaking or there is some kind of wind leaking in, these issues can be fixed if need be. No one wants to try and work on an attic, or roof, in the spring when it is raining or in the fall when it is raining and starting to get cold. This is why inspection at this time of year is the best.
Should I have inspection done or should I personally do it?
Everyone wants to know if they should have an inspection done or if the can complete one themselves. The best advice for this is possibly both. If you notice there are animal holes, air or leakage on your inspection then you should call a professional inspector. They will be able to tell you if your attic needs more repair than you initially think it will. They can also tell you if you are having some kind of infestation of rodents if you continuously are finding animas in the attic.
It is very important that you do the occasional surprise inspection. You should also inspect your attic every single time you hear a funny noise or anything. It could be nothing, or it could absolutely be something. You never know unless you check.
Even if you do not want to it is very important that you maintain your attic space though the year. The attic is the top of your house and basically what keep you from being cold or wet. If you do not properly care for your attic a lot of bigger issues can occur.