Attic – CheckThisHouse Home maintenance, remodeling, repair, and improvement tips for your property Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:54:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 5 Things Every Home Owner Should Know About Their Attic Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:38:08 +0000 Every homeowner knows all too well the stages of wondering what to do with their attic: cautiously exploring, ambitiously attempting to make use of it, and ultimately giving up and deciding to pretend that it isn’t even there. Maybe it’s spooky, maybe it’s a mess, or maybe it’s just a massive pain in the butt ... Read more]]> Extreme Amount of Moisture in my Attic | Attic Ventilation Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:04:46 +0000 Condensation dripping from an H clip in poorly ventilated atticI have an extreme amount of moisture in my attic, I recently had my roof re-shingled and had the roofer add 2 more vents for better ventilation. There is a build up of frost in certain areas of my roof, it has been an extremely cold winter, would lack of insulation cause this and how deep should the insulation be?]]> How Much Attic Insulation You Need: Insulation Zone Map Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:04:40 +0000 Lack of the floor attic insulation (house top floor ceiling), or inadequate amount of the insulation are definitely some of the most important reasons responsible for migration of conditioned (hot or warm) air into the attic. During the cold season, missing attic floor insulation or low levels of attic insulation might be devastating, result in ... Read more]]> How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Attic – Kill Stubborn Mold! Tue, 04 Aug 2009 21:00:54 +0000 How To Remove MoldLet me give you an advice on how to get rid of attic mold, something to consider before signing a contract with a mold remediation company.]]> 2 Proper Attic Ventilation With Vent Chutes & Roof Soffit Vents Mon, 27 Jul 2009 02:24:50 +0000 Attic VentilationHouse attic ventilation & vent chutes Vent chutes that are also called baffles or rafter vents play an important role in your attic ventilation system. House attic vent chutes and their three important roles in attic ventilation: vent chutes provide unobstructed air passage between the soffit vents and the attic vent chutes allow installation of attic floor insulation close to the soffit, without worrying about clogging the soffit attic ventilation ports with insulation vent chutes allow for sufficient accumulation of insulation right above where your house ceiling meets the exterior wall, thus limiting air exchange between the living space and the attic  However, your attic ventilation / air [...]]]> Ice Dams and Icicles, Preventing Roof Edge Ice Damming Wed, 31 Dec 2008 02:59:22 +0000 Attic Black Mold and How to Prevent or Stop it from Growing Mon, 15 Dec 2008 23:03:27 +0000 3 What is Attic Black Mold and Why it’s Growing in Your Attic Sun, 03 Aug 2008 17:30:03 +0000 attic black moldThere are actually several different reasons that might be responsible for the mold to appear under the house roof... and sometimes compromise your real estate transaction. That is why attic evaluation and attic mold treatment (if you’re out of luck) should be performed before even putting your house on the market, and on regular basis.]]> Cathedral Ceiling Ventilation | House Attic Vents Tue, 11 Mar 2008 18:32:24 +0000 Depending on your house interior and roof framing design, cathedral ceiling ventilation can be treated as an independent, or attic ventilation related condition. As much as regular attic ventilation is an important part of your house maintenance routine and usually easy to perform, cathedral ceiling ventilation maintenance might be difficult or even impossible to do. Majority of problems with cathedral ceiling ventilation develop in structures where the ceiling framing, and roof framing are the same. What it means, that there’s no accessible attic between the ceiling and roof surface, only narrow, rafter / truss space which should be partially filled with insulation. [...]]]> 16 Attic Ventilation Requirements: How Many Attic Vents Does Your Roof Need? Mon, 10 Mar 2008 02:53:58 +0000 As long as you have an attic (most likely if your house has a pitched roof and none or partial cathedral ceilings), it should be accessible, and periodically checked for any abnormalities. Many of the home owners don’t even realize, that there’s an attic, and how important it is to maintain attic ventilation and [...]]]> 3 Attic Power Vent, Heat and Moisture Ventilation Solution Sat, 09 Feb 2008 01:51:27 +0000 attic ventilationAttic power vent fan blades are extremely sharp! When doing any type of maintenance work around it, make sure that power supply to the motor has been turned off! Most of those attic vents are controlled by a heat or humidity sensing switch and can become active / cause injury while you’re performing maintenance. Humming, muffled noise coming from above the ceiling during the summer is most likely an attic power vent, working hard to pull out hot air from under the roof (attic power vent should be placed close to the roof ridge – top, or installed as a gable [...]]]>