Many people say, “I'm ready for winter’s wrath this fall! I have new windows, new doors and even a new furnace!” All these improvements do keep the warm air in and keep the cold air out, but they do one more thing — they put an additional load on the attic. When the walls are better sealed, the heat can only go up! The old vapour barrier and insulation have to keep the warm air and moisture out of the attic. Old building materials may have trouble keeping up. This means warm humid air from the house will escape into the attic and mix with the cold dry air that already resides in that space. This will create a dew point in the attic, and all that moisture means frost build-up!
Attic spaces require three components to function properly: a vapour barrier, insulation and adequate ventilation. If just one of these components fails, it will spell trouble. The result can range from condensation to mould or even complete structural failure. You may jeopardize all the hard work and money you have put into your renovations.
Your trusted attic experts know what to do. Call for your complimentary and complete home analysis, where an attic expert will do an attic inspection. Using custom software and hardware, we will provide you with a full thermo report, which will highlight any concerns or potential issues. Our professionally trained staff will provide you with solutions and ensure your home functions to the highest level.Call today to request your complimentary inspection (conditions apply).