Check Your Attic: Ventilation, Insulation and Mold

Attic mold

As you plan your next home projects, there is one task to add to your list: Check your attic. It is important to inspect your attic regularly, but most attics get little attention. Fall is a great time to prepare for winter weather. If you notice a white color or other discoloration on your attic rafters or plywood call a professional to check it out.

Checking and updating your attic now will ensure your home is protected from winter weather and ready for next summer’s hot temps. Although it’s important for all areas of your home to be insulated, your attic is particularly important because the majority of energy waste occurs through your home’s attic if it’s not properly insulated.

Correctly insulating your attic space will help keep heat where it belongs – in your living space! If your attic has inadequate insulation, sealing air leaks and adding blown-in fiberglass insulation can create a complete thermal blanket.

Proper ventilation is also an important part of an effective fiberglass insulation attic system. Attic ventilation helps facilitate proper airflow through the attic space. This allows the entire attic system to work effectively, prevents moisture build-up and lets the insulation to do its job.

When inspecting your attic, be sure to check for mold. Mold can grow if your attic is not properly ventilated or has water damage from roof leaks. Mold affects your home’s structural integrity, indoor air quality and can cause health issues. If you think your home may have mold, be sure to hire a qualified mold remediation company.

Now is the time to check and upgrade your attic insulation! Contact our office to schedule your insulation consultation today!


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