8 Things to Look For in Your Attic This Spring

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 by Jessica Anderson

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Here are at least eight different things to look for in your attic this spring:

  1. Recessed Lights. If recessed lights are not sealed, it can cause excess air leakage. It can also be a fire hazard if they are not covered.
  2. Water Infiltration. Water infiltration can damage existing insulation and drywall ceilings. This can lead to mold and mildew.
  3. Missing or Damaged Insulation. Missing or damaged insulation can allow heat and moisture to enter your attic, causing uncomfortable temperatures and increased electric costs.
  4. Mold on Rafters and Roof Sheathing. Mold can cause health problems and allergic reactions, especially with sensitive individuals. Allergic reactions include symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and a skin rash.
  5. Gaps Around Chimneys. Gaps around chimneys can cause excess air leaks. Air leaks allows outside air to enter and conditioned air to leave. This increases energy costs.
  6. Improperly Vented Fans. Improperly vented fans pumps hot, moist air into the attic. This can lead to mold and mildew in the attic along with wood rot.
  7. Uninsulated Skylight Wells. Uninsulated skylight wells can lead to condensation and sweating on the ceiling. This leads to heat loss and gain, which causes uneven temperatures.
  8. Uninsulated Ductwork. Uninsulated ductwork forces your HVAC unit to work harder than it should. Air leaks in and out of ducts, causing uneven temperatures. This also allows dust and debris build up.

Keep an eye out for these eight things when inspecting your attic. If you notice any issues or need help looking, call us 1-410-867-1202!

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