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Attics and Crawlspaces

Often overlooked, crawlspaces and attics are extremely important to keeping your home healthy, efficient and comfortable. The stack or chimney effect is a home performance term that describes the infiltration of air through basement cracks and leaks, up through the home and out of the attic. Sealing and insulating spaces that contribute to the stack effect not only stops the escape of air, but also impedes air infiltration as the cool basement air is not able to push up into the house as easily.

Gain control of your air flow:

If poorly managed, crawlspaces and attics can become a major issue for indoor air quality, comfort and efficiency. These spaces need to resist air flow to and from conditioned rooms but also be ventilated with outside air. If a crawlspace or an attic is completely sealed off from the rest of the home and the outside air, its air will become stagnant and susceptible to moisture infiltration. These spaces can be breeding grounds for mold if improperly addressed. Gaining control of these spaces allows you to better control air flow throughout your entire home.

If you want to improve your home’s comfort, health and efficiency, your crawlspaces and attics are good places to start. If left unchecked, these spaces can be a major detriment to home performance. Contact us today to learn more about improving your crawlspaces and attics or to schedule a home assessment!