If you've ever seen tennis-ball shaped water stains on your ceiling, you might be experiencing a phenomenon called ‘attic rain’.
Attic rain occurs when warm moisture accumulates in the attic, freezes during cold temperatures, then melts when the weather warms again. This see-saw in weather produces the perfect attic-crying conditions to damage your house. The kicker? It usually affects newer homes because there are less places for air to escape. Our Flow service professionals can investigate the issue, identify any further concerns, and make sure the moisture stays where it belongs.
Caulk around any fixtures or vents that have not been adequately sealed.
You want to avoid having them go through your attic. See this resource for sealing your attic Resource
The ideal moisture level for your house is 30%-50%.
HRV stands for (Heat Recovery Ventilator). HRVs replace damp indoor air with dry outdoor air.
Ultimately, your attic should already have a mechanism to deal with the airflow and moisture build-up. If it wasn't included in your property, it may be a symptom of poor design. Check the attic before you invest in a home.
Preventing attic rain is all about controlling the moisture inside of your home. Here are some tips for keeping moisture levels down.
Attic Rain is becoming more common because of newer and more energy-efficient homes. New construction homes in Calgary, Edmonton, and throughout Alberta are far more airtight and do a much better job at trapping moisture and warm air inside. This is why many new homes have a whole-house ventilation system that exchanges all of the air inside of the home with outside air.
If your home does not have this system or if you don’t run it often enough, then you could end up with attic rain. Contact Us today if you believe your home suffers from issues related to Attic Rain.