Attic Remodeling Ottumwa IA

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S & L All Season Equipment LLC
(641) 682-8202
205 South Madison Avenue
Ottumwa, IA
EDD the Florist
(641) 682-8375
823 North Court Street
Ottumwa, IA
Stovall Turf and Tree Management
(641) 682-7305
19675 87th Street
Ottumwa, IA
Earl May Nursery & Garden Center
(641) 682-5617
2857 North Court Street
Ottumwa, IA
Highway 92 Walnut CO
(641) 632-8461
3067 230th Circle
Rose Hill, IA
S W Huffman Construction Inc
(641) 683-3947
12889 River Road
Ottumwa, IA
Mowers & More
(641) 682-4683
804 South Madison Avenue
Ottumwa, IA
Pedrick & Thorne
(641) 682-4567
545 N Weller St
Ottumwa, IA
American Home Service Inc
(641) 682-7125
1305 E Mary St
Ottumwa, IA
Ben Shinn Trucking Inc
(641) 969-4534
6001 North 3rd Street
Eddyville, 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.


    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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