Let's briefly discuss some attic basics, along with a concise diagram that sums things up. Attics are one of the most important components in a home's energy use, so, IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE ON THIS PAGE, PLEASE LOOK AT THIS DIAGRAM - it summarizes most potential problem areas that could lead to more that 30% waste in your heat and cooling (but you will miss a lot of crucial information if that's all you do):
Here are the topics covered in this section:
The life cycle of an attic. This article describes what happens in the attic and how its makeup, and "dressing" hurts or helps your home's comfort and welfare.
House mold and mildew. Here is easy-to-understand information about mold in your house, its effects on your home and health, and a sane, safe approach to dealing with it.
A guide to assess your attic. This is an easy to perform visual inspection aid to determine areas for improvements, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional.
If your attic project will involve roofing and other exterior upgrades, consider options that will also enhance curb appeal. For useful and practical ideas on exterior home improvements, take a side trip to
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