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Attic Remodeling Brighton MI

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Remodeling Remedies
248-486-7494
7005 Strawberry Lake Road
Whitmore Lake, MI
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Home Remodeling

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Sun Home Improvement
9729 Jessica J Ln.
Plymouth, MI
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Ms Green Construction
8774667473
1718 Dunmore
Ann Arbor, MI

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Cardea Construction Co.
7346650234
210 Little Lake Dr., Suite 12
Ann Arbor, MI 48103, MI

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GM Construction
517-861-9968
4550 Pinckney Rd
Howell, MI
 
Horizon Builders & Developers, Inc.
2485053100
P.O. Box 122
Union Lake, MI

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Meadowlark Builders
7343321500
711 Fountain St.
Ann Arbor, MI

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Living Space Builders
7343023011
214 W Kingsley
Ann Arbor, MI

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Kenneth Reibeling
Design HVAC,Inc
248-887-0517
12697 Swann Farm Ln.
Brighton, MI
 
Ronald Henson
Bayview Electric LLC
248-568-7064
2321 Foxmore Circle
Highland, MI
 
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Attic tips




Making A Room

Brighten Your Attic

Brighten your attic by installing skylights on the north or east slopes of your roof. There are bubble or strip skylights available.

Making an attic into a Room

When is it good to make your attic into another room? If you have the following:
  • Ample headroom.
  • Makes a reasonable room.
  • Has a stairway leading to attic space.
  • Floor joists are large enough to support the added load.

    Attic Ventilation

    Attic Storage

    If you are storing holiday decorations in the attic, make sure these items are not obstructing the air flow at soffit or gable vents. Vents should remain open in the winter to allow any condensation that forms to be able to escape outside. Otherwise, moisture will accumulate on your rafters and sheathing and eventually cause them to rot.

    Water Moisture In The Home

    Make sure your kitchen and baths are vented to the outside of the house. These rooms generate the most moisture in your house. A timer switch on the ventilating fans will help you remember to run the fans long enough to clear out all the moisture, and shut off automatically. Also, if the house walls are not insulated, water vapor will condense on the drywall. Think about installing some needed insulation in these rooms.

    Condensation

    Dampness is almost unavoidable in new homes because of the gallons of water that went into the construction of foundation walls, basement floors, paint and even bathtub grout.
    Although proper ventilation helps speed drying, allow about a year for through curing. Don't hurry the process with high temperatures, unnatural heat can cause warping and other damage. Doing the following can help:
    • Open basement windows during warm weather, close when weather is damp.
    • Have outside venting for kitchen, bath and utility areas.
    • Adjust the humidifier, if there is one in your heating system.
    • Consider installing a dehumidifier in extremely damp areas.
    • Check sumps periodi...

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