Tips For Dealing With Attic Condensation
If you live in areas where it snows and snow remains on
your roof for long periods during the winter, make sure that you read
and understand most of the tips in this article about attic
1. Be careful when removing snow or ice from your roof. If you're planning on using a snow rake try to avoid rubbing it against the roofing materials to avoid damage. If there is any ice near the edge of your roof, and you should be extremely careful when removing it to avoid any type of damage to the roof.
2. Make sure that there isn't any way for warm air to escape from your living space into the attic. Warm air that mixes with cold air often forms moisture and moisture turns into water. Water leads to water damage and of course water damage could lead to expensive home repairs.
3. Make sure that your attic is well ventilated, just in case warm air does escape from inside your home. A well ventilated attic will quickly remove the warm air and replace it with cold air. Some building professionals are starting to remove the attic vents and ventilate the attic using different methods. We might be in the beginning stages of finding different ways to deal with attic moisture.
4. In colder climates, it might not be a good idea to install any types of heating units in your attic. Water heaters or forced air heating units, could create additional moisture in poorly ventilated attics.
If it isn't too difficult, try to remove most of the snow from your roof, with out damaging your roof shingles. If you have an attic access opening, you should check the attic regularly (at least once a month) to make sure that there isn't any ice forming inside of it.
I hope that these tips for dealing with attic condensation help you survive through another winter. At the very least, you should inspect your attic at least once during the middle of the winter to make sure that there isn't any ice forming, anywhere.