Attick, Basement, DIY / 16.05.2018

Mold and mildew refer to tiny microscopic fungi that exist nearly everywhere. Fungi do not require light to survive, since they do not perform photosynthesis. Rather, they reproduce through microscopic spores. Mold and mildew often appear as brown, green or black spots, and usually cause a musty smell. Mold and mildew typically grow in damp locations, like basements and showers. Some common indoor molds include Alternaria, Cladosporium, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Mold Health Effects Fungus causes respiratory symptoms in some people, including coughing and wheezing. Other symptoms of exposure can include eye...

Attick / 15.05.2018

Homeowners often overlook one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways they can cut down on energy bills: adding attic insulation. Tankless water heaters and solar systems may be sexier upgrades, but most attics are woefully under-insulated (especially in older homes). Adding insulation to an attic can immediately lower home heating and cooling bills and is a relatively inexpensive upgrade that can pay for itself in as little as 6-9 months. While looking to cut down on the energy bills don't overlook windows either. Blown attic insulation Blown attic insulation is...

Attick, Construction / 10.05.2018

Attic Ventilation is essential for exhausting hot air, to ease the load on the air conditioner, and to lower utility bills. This can be done with roof vents and fans. There are two airflow components that work in tandem to vent hot air from inside the roof to the atmosphere: the air inflow component and the air exhaust component. If these are balanced, two things will happen. The first thing is that heat will be reduced, resulting in lowered energy consumption because of fewer air conditioning cycles. The second thing...

Attick, Renovations / 10.05.2018

The idea behind attic remodeling project is for homeowners to take advantage of unused space to expand their living area. Homeowners with step roofs and attics in which they can stand up in without hitting their heads on the rafters will find an attic renovation idea appealing. The types of things that attics can be used for are only limited by the homeowner creativity and available space. Home Inspection: Investigating Attic’s Suitability for Renovation When making a decision to renovate an attic, there are several important steps that need to...