Attic Leaks/Attic Mold

An attic can be a breeding ground for mold due to many reasons such as over insulating, poor ventilation, lack of circulation, exhausts from bathrooms being vented into the attic and roof leaks.  Too often when a home owner gets a leak from their roof, they address the leak, but overlook the damage it causes. […]

High Temps & Attics

There’s not many people who are complaining about this weather. Seventy degrees plus on Christmas and now today we may see seventy again.  But with this warm weather comes the chance of humidity spikes and temperatures issues in your attic.  Many homeowners make the mistake of the turning their attic fans off in the winter […]

Check Before Entering

This pictures shows an attic with blown in insulation, (Cellulose), after a contractor entered the attic and accidentally stepped on a fire sprinkler.  The line snapped nearly in half and hundreds of gallons of water and anti-freeze, flooded the attic and the rooms below.  The water made it’s way down two floors and caused over […]

Attic Check

Seemingly the predominant call as of late is home owners discovering mold in their attics.  Now is the time of year to inspect your attic, especially after a cold winter and the possibility of condensation due to over insulating or poorly vented attics causing growth on the wood.  If you discover discoloration, getting a surface […]

Ice Dam Prevention – Part 2

Insulating the Attic The attic floor should be airtight, have sufficient insulation, and keep the transfer of heat from the downstairs to the attic at a minimum. Even a well-insulated attic floor may have a number of openings that can permit warm air from below to seep up into the attic. For instance, these items […]

Ice Dam Prevention – Part 1

When heat from the interior of a house with a sloped roof escapes into the attic space, it warms the underside of the roof. Meanwhile, the roof eave outside the heated space remains a colder temperature.  As snow accumulates on the rooftop, it melts over the warmer portion of the attic and the melt water […]