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Attic Remodeling Fort Dodge IA

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Thomas Brothers Professional Tree Care
(515) 573-5702
Po Box 1619
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Dunbar Power Equipment
(515) 576-0010
621 1st Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Beam of Fort Dodge
(515) 573-4545
1719 National Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA
 
R & J Material Handling Inc
(515) 545-3400
1295 Paragon Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Trees N More Nursery
(515) 549-3796
1479 230th Street
Moorland, IA
 
Earl May Nursery & Garden Center
(515) 576-4231
168 South 25th Street
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Yoder Landscaping and Excavating
(515) 573-4794
310 O Street
Fort Dodge, IA
 
ABC Lawn Care
(515) 955-1087
610 South 22nd Street
Fort Dodge, IA
 
McCarville Turf Farm
(515) 576-0372
1979 220th Street
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Lawn Ranger Lawn Care
(515) 332-4921
2135 Penn Avenue
Humboldt, IA
 

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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