Controlling Attic Heat

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Home Inspector with Pillar To Post
 portland home inspection The root cause of ice damming is heat from the home escaping into the attic.
When you control the heat, you control the ice dam. Here are three ways you
can control the heat in the attic:
  • Air seal the attic from the house: Bathroom vents, recessed light fixtures and plumbing stacks are all potential air leakage spots.in cold climates is very important.
  • Insulate the attic: if the attic insulation is insufficient, upgrade it to reduce the conductive heat transfer into the attic.
  • Ventilate the attic: Proper ventilation and air flow through the attic with balanced upper and lower vents will help control the attic temperature. Make sure insulation is not blocking vents. Unbalanced venting can actually create negative pressure in the attic, drawing more air leakage from the house into the attic.
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Chris Livingston

Owner/Oregon Certifed Home Inspector

Pillar To Post

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Informative and straight to the point.  Thanks for your post!

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