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green-haus
2037810037
93 Nash Street
New Haven, CT

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Dr. Energy Saver
8774793637
28 Progress Avenue
Seymour, CT

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Glenn
Crystal Clear Window Cleaning
(203) 915-1576
P.O Box 211
West Haven, CT
 
Travis Breshears
Dependable Overhead Door & Home Improvements
203-735-5295
P.O. Box 83
Ansonia, CT
 
Ted Greiner
TJB-INC Lanscape Contractor
203-288-3711
12 Crest Way
Hamden, CT
 
Build-It-Green
2037255919
PoBox 2512
shelton, CT

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Center for Green Building
2033820774
3380 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT

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Chris Pooley
Sight and Sound Showroom
877-HDTV-101
326 West Main St
Milford, CT
 
Ted J Greiner
TJB-INC Landscape Contractors
203-288-3711
12 Crest Way
Hamden, CT
 
kristopher dibiagio
DiBiagio Electrical Construction llc
203-913-9280
11 pueblo trail
shelton, CT
 
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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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