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Attic Remodeling Hobart IN

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Precision Garage Door Chicago
7086757183
2800 Bernice Road
Lansing, IL

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Jontee Ruffin
J & A Cleaning Services
937-838-7933
351 Buchanan Street
Gary, IN
 
jose ortega
AAA Carpet Cleaning Service
708-878-0084
1217 memorial dr
Calumet City, IL
 
Steel City Home Improvement Co Inc
(219) 769-3002
6930 Broadway
Gary, IN
 
Rossi Construction
(219) 887-0070
2008 W Lincoln Hwy
Gary, IN
 
Bob Loudermilk
Lakeside Home Improvements
219-942-8181
5194 E. 81st Ave.
Merrillville, IN
 
James Shepherd
Christmas Creations, Inc.
866-420-4047
753 W. Elizabeth Dr.
Crown Point, IN
 
Paramount Home Improvements
(219) 769-9700
3903 W 83rd Pl
Gary, IN
 
Sears Parts & Repair Center
8888675309
101 W LINCOLN HWY
MERRILLVILLE, IN

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J & J Remodeling
(219) 769-3239
699 Hemlock Dr
Gary, IN
 
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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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