High Temps & Attics123

There’s not many people who are complaining about this weather. Seventy degrees plus on Christmas and now today we may see seventy again.  But with this warm weather comes the chance of humidity spikes and temperatures issues in your attic.  Many homeowners make the mistake of the turning their attic fans off in the winter forgetting that there is more grains per pound in cold air than in warm air, thus increasing your chances for humidity issues in your attic due to the cold airs ability to retain moisture.  With dense fog and high temperatures now, an attic without circulation can build up moisture on the joist, trusses, and sheathing causing the potential of mold growth.  Attic fans should be turned on, especially now with the constant fluxuation in temperature.  They should also be monitored to assure the humidity levels aren’t that high and the moisture content is under control.  Failure to do so can lead to mold growth which will end up costing you thousands of dollars in remediation.  Remember, just because you can’t see your attic doesn’t mean it isn’t apart of your home.  It too needs maintenance and upkeep to prevent very costly issues.

About the author: Joe Fiorilli