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Big Problem Venting Hot Attic

August 15, 2010

Jalal, one of the main reasons that builders install soffit and ridge vents in a home is to keep a continuous airflow over the ceiling(or attic) insulation, which in turn can ensure that moisture and hot air don't collect on the underside of the roof sheathing. If your home doesn't have any soffits to vent, then perhaps you can install a dormer vent or a louvered gable vent.

Putting in a Dormer

June 8, 2010

Hi Bill, When you say dormer I'm assuming you are referring to one of the large central dormers found in a lot of California homes, and not the two smaller dormers found in Cape Cod styled homes. You are correct, the roofing on these types of dormers is done in the same fashion as the rest of the roof.

Problem With Attic Ventilation

July 20, 2010

Adding more ventilation will not hurt anything with your current venting situation. The addition of additional attic venting will most likely result in a negligible drop in your upstairs room temperature.

How to insulate and ventilate a crawlspace

March 7, 2011

Kyle, insulating your home's crawl space can improve the comfort level within your home, but keep in mind that there are two other components needed for a properly functioning crawl space, namely adequate ventilation and an air-tight vapor barrier covering the ground. Your unheated crawl space should have a minimum of two vents which allow the outside air to freely flow into the crawl space, and you should research your local building codes to determine if the size of your home's crawl space vents is adequate and code compliant.

Florida Microwave Oven That Vents to the Outside

October 22, 2010

Hi Nicole, the first thing you should check is to see if your current microwave has the option of being rear or top vented. A lot of nicer microwave ovens offer the option of recirculating the exhaust through a charcoal filter or having exterior ventilation installed.

Indoor Air Quality and Asthma

December 24, 2009

Reliable Remodeler has suggestions for improving indoor air quality. If you have installed energy-efficient doors and windows, the good news is you're helping the outdoor environment.

Insulation For Attic Rafters

February 14, 2011

I think you are moving in the right direction with the heat reflector and foam insulation to help cool your attic space. Let me re-phrase that; a heat reflector can help slow down the build up of heat in the attic space.

Does an electric wall oven require exterior venting?

January 24, 2011

Jodie, the simple answer to your question is that most electric wall ovens do not require venting to the outside of your house, and that's a good thing, because most new ovens don't even have the option for exterior venting. Unlike some older models of wall ovens that are able to vent to the outside, most newer wall ovens just vent the exhausted air back into the house.

Building a backyard wine cellar

March 19, 2012

Well Robert, oftentimes the most successful back yard projects start simply with a good drawing. If you can create a sketch of what you want your new wine cellar to look like, undoubtedly there is a contractor somewhere who can build it for you.

How do we prevent mold under the floor joists?

January 27, 2011

Ventilation is going to be critical here as you have mentioned. Once mold has been present it will continue to grow again in the presence of moisture.

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