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Breaking The MOLD


This time of year, most people in North America are experiencing cold, dry air
outside and in (not to mention the occasional
runny nose and bout with flu - which we, unfortunately, can't help solve).

Activities like showers, washing clothes or running the dishwasher can literally
send gallons of moisture into your home's atmosphere every day,
creating warm, moist air which rises in your home until it reaches a cold
surface where it condenses.
This usually happens in an attic where the cold outside air meets the warm, moist air inside.
The resulting condensation can lead to the formation
of mold and mildew if you do not have proper ventilation in your home.

Ventilation. Keeping moist, warm air from rising into your attic is virtually
impossible (even if you have a thick layer of insulation in your ceilings),
so the best solution is to improve the ventilation in your attic to allow
moist air to escape and be replaced by cold, dry air in the winter.
(In the summer, the same action can keep the inside of
your home cooler by removing heat from your attic space.)

Learn more about condensation & moisture in your attic,
or check out our ventilation page. And bundle up.
We wouldn't want you to get the sniffles, or the flu.

When you spend as much time thinking about ventilation as we do,
you tend to gain an affinity for all things that have to do with exchanging
warm air for cool air. Our favorite home ventilation method is the ridge vent.
It is an opening on the ridge of a given roof that spans the entire length of the
roof and allows for cool air to enter soffit vents, run up under the
roof sheathing and exit through the ridge.
The result is an efficiently cooled attic and a roof with no hot spots.

Anyone who is interested (and let's face it, who wouldn't be?)
can find out more visit our mold page.

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Barbera Home Improvement
 
West side 440-843-8987
East side 216-464-0480

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