How to properly inspect your attic
The annual inspection (at least 2 to 3 times a year) of your attic is very important. The inspection and regular maintenance reduce all the roof problems like water damages, leakage, and structural damages. All problems listed above result in many repairs and costs. The improper insulation also leads to many health issues. Inspection reduces all the repairs and assures you that your home is secure.
HOW TO INSPECT YOUR ATTIC?
Further down you will find tips and guidance through the whole process of the inspection. Proper inspection can reduce all the issues and repairs on a minimum level. Remember to make inspections on regular basis – this way you will reduce the overall costs and repairs.
1. THE GEAR
All you need is a flashing light and a camera. With a camera, you can document all the issues found. Be sure to wear proper clothes, pants, and long sleeve shirts.
2. BE CAREFUL
Walk only on the rafters and not on the tops of the plaster ceiling and/or the drywall because they may be damaged and you may fall trough.
3. WATER DAMAGE
Inspect the plywood under the roof surface and if you notice there are any signs of watermarks or mold, this problem must be handled by a professional.
4. CHECK THE INSULATION
Proper insulation is important and needs to be inspected on the regular basis. This way you can detect all the leaks and damages in time. Moisture, mold, and algae can cause serious problems, even the health issues. If you think that you cannot handle issues with the insulation, contact a professional such as Choice Solutions Roofing & Exteriors for further help.
5. THE DUCTWORK
If you have ductwork in the attic, inspect it and be sure that there are no signs of leaks. If you see any signs of condensation around the duct, take care of this problem right away.
6. THE CHIMNEYS
If you have a chimney that is going through the attic, check it. See if there are any signs of cracks and holes. Check for any signs of deterioration, as well. Deterioration can cause fire issues.
7. THE BATH FANS
Damaged bath fans are exhausting the wet air inside the attic. This way mildew and mold can normally live inside your attic space. To prevent it, repair or replace the bath fan.
8. THE RODENTS
Inspect your attic for any sign of animal infestation. Look for gnawed wires and paper nests. See if there are any signs of urination and droppings. If you find any of the issues listed above, we recommend you to contact an exterminator. A professional will clear your home from the animal infestation and evaluate the potential damage.
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