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In my attic I have foil on the drywall facing the attic, on top I have batt insulation and Kraft paper facing upwards. Is this the correct installation? My house ... I add more insulation directly on top of the insulation with Kraft paper on it?
asked in Attic Area by okorsal (140 points) 135 views
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Have mold in attic due to inproper vent installation on a bathroom vent,which has been corrected. However there is alot of black mold in attic, only small area has ... us just to spray over with the mold resistant paint and not to sand the mold.
asked in Attic Area by jemedine (120 points) 188 views
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Dark areas on roof plywood & rafters are on the North side only. These areas have increased in size over the last 15 years. Thge wood is still hard - no soft areas. Should I be concerned?
asked in Attic Area by banasjo (120 points) 277 views
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Hi, I just purchased an older home 1960's in Houston Tx. I noticed newly updated bathroom fan doesn't pull enough moisture out of small bathroom area. I'm ... see the imprint of the beam. Is this a moisture problem caused by the insulation?
asked in Attic Area by hcastane (120 points) 170 views
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Roof totally replaced, incl. all plywood, 3 yrs ago;mold developing on plywood in attic-what next? Is this something the roofing contractor is responsible to fix ... a bad roofing installation? Nothing is venting into the attic from the house.
asked in Attic Area by jjcempapa (120 points) 130 views
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by code what r-value do I have to insulate my house attic too? I live in Watford City, ND
asked in Attic Area by khof (120 points) 83 views
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We have a split level house, with open loft type attic/room over main area, which is used for storage, and a standard attic adjoining it/above another area of ... mold, or something else? (Live in southern Alberta, Canada, should that help) THANKS
asked in Attic Area by cameio (120 points) 687 views
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I had my roof replace in 2006. They also replace much of the decking because of mold. My baths were vented into the attic. I had many more soffit ... about doing something myself or contacting professional I need some advice. Thanks. Joe Pedersen
asked in Attic Area by joeped (120 points) 440 views
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I have a Michigan Home built in the 1950's with very little attic insulation. The attic rafters are only 4 inches in height and have vermiculite insulation up to the ... would even be able to get out far enough to install the rafter vents. Thanks!
asked in Attic Area by obricko (120 points) 150 views
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I am going to put in soffit vents in my cape cod style house. There is a ridge vent on top of the roof but no soffit vents. As a result, the upstairs of ... into anything I shouldn't be cutting into ? Thanks very much for your help with this.
asked in Attic Area by stargazer (120 points) 382 views
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I moved into a Neal Community house in Manatte County, Florida. Neal and the county building code only require sofit vents without any outlet vents. We do not ... changes to the code that allows only sofit vents? Should I install exhaust vents?
asked in Attic Area by trishnjack (120 points) 113 views
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Soffit Vents: they are exteriorly painted closed. And they are covered in the attic with thick insulation to over-indulge the attic thermometer fans. Thanks with best regards, Danny
asked in Attic Area by danny (120 points) 72 views
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Recently I was cleaning out our bedroom closet. The entry to our attic is located in this closet. I noticed that the paint on the walls looked like it was ... wondering if there is anything specific he should look for and could mold be a problem?
asked in Attic Area by shanniloves (120 points) 105 views
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hello, in my living room, half of it is a cathedral ceiling and the other half is craw space. There are no vents on either end of the cathedral side. Also the the ... , i should vent the these spaces with small vents or just leave it alone? CARLOS
asked in Attic Area by carlos (120 points) 300 views
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My house is 2183 sq ft with 400 Sq ft attached garage that shares the same attic. Insulation (R36 loose blown in and unfaced batting) does not contain a vapor ... much better than it is. Any recommendations you cab make would be appreciated.
asked in Attic Area by lbhartman (120 points) 494 views
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I just installed new sheeting / osb,vapor barrior.metal roof panels, ridge is vented as well as soffit, attic is well insulated except for the access to attic, i ... issue. It was tin panels nailed onto purlins over rafters. Kind of dumb founded.
asked in Attic Area by sc7254 (120 points) 128 views
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I have a 10/12 roof pitch and the full back side (shaded side) of my attic is covered in penicillin mold. The front half of the house looks brand new. The roof ... it. Could this actually cause the whole back half of the house to mold? Thank you
asked in Attic Area by ginnyd (120 points) 476 views
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Who do I call to check if I have mold and what kind it is? I have had 2 minor roof leaks and roof is 3 years old. Metal. I worry there may be mold. Thx, Nancy
asked in Attic Area by nancystitt (120 points) 291 views
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I had a roofing contractor contact me because he's being sued for a roof he put on the reason is that the owner says he put to much roof ventilation causing his ... mold issues in his attic space but never remediated it or hire someone to do so..
asked in Attic Area by hoferg88 (120 points) 141 views
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