1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

October 16, 2008

:290 Attic Check

Filed under: :290 Attic Check — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:25 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:290 EcoTip: With winter coming, its time to check your attic. If you can’t do this safely or know what you are looking for, it is best to have this done by a professional. If the temperature difference between inside and outside is at least 20 degrees F, then a cold weather thermal imaging of the attic will help to identify problem areas like missing insulation and air infiltration paths. As it gets cooler, it also makes sense to have your attic checked for condensation moisture on the underside of the roof sheathing which can lead to mold growth, material deterioration and a shorter roof life.

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