Simple ways to cool down a hot attic

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  • Sunday, 30 Aug 2020

An apartment in the attic can be a nightmare to cool down in hot weather. Proper ventilation is what’s called for. Photo: dpa

Spending a lot of time or sleeping in an attic can get exhausting in a hot and humid climate. With heat often stored there for a long time, it sticks around at night and can be difficult to bear.

How can you survive heatwaves in the attic?

Special sun protection film from the hardware store or sun protection glazing can be applied to pitched roof windows, advises the Berlin Consumer Advice Center. However, these heat protection aids can make the room look darker.

Proper ventilation also helps. The greater the difference between the inside and outside temperature, the more effective ventilating and opening windows is. That’s why experts recommend using a thermometer to check the temperature – when we try and guess how hot or cold it is, we often get it wrong. – dpa

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