Attic moisture, during the winter, can decrease the effectiveness of insulation and over time cause significant damage to structural elements in the attic including rafters and trusses. Additionally, moisture can lead to mildew and mold growth which can exacerbate health problems for occupants. Attic moisture can also contribute to ice dams.
Where Does the Moisture Come From?
In winter, when living spaces are heated, hot moist air rises into the attic. If the attic space is not adequately ventilated moisture can condense on cold surfaces.
Condensation can also be the result of dryer exhaust or bathroom fans exhausting into the attic space instead of outdoors.
How To Prevent Attic Moisture Build-up
Ensure your attic has sufficient intake and exhaust ventilation and verify that bath fans and dryer exhaust tubes are routed outdoors.
Proper attic ventilation is a low cost way to protect your property, ensure maximum energy efficiency, and minimize the likelihood of mold growth.
Not Sure What is Happening in Your Attic?
Busy homeowners seldom visits the attic to check on conditions. As a result, moisture problems often go undetected until significant damage has occurred.
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