Breaking The MOLD
This time of year, most
people in North America are experiencing cold, dry air
outside and in (not to mention
runny nose and bout with flu - which we, unfortunately, can't help
Activities like showers, washing clothes or running the dishwasher can literally
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
The resulting condensation can lead to the formation
of mold and mildew if you do not have proper ventilation in your home.
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
your home cooler by removing heat from your attic space.)
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.
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
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?)
out more visit our mold page.