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Archives: April 2016

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​Many homes are improperly or inadequately ventilated even when some form of ventilation is installed. Signs of improper ventilation include: Damp insulation Unnaturally dark or discolored decking Dark streaks on roof boards around nails Orange resin beads on rafters signaling sweating wood Moisture on roof boards & rafters Crumbling, curled roof shingles Adequate roof venting, properly installed helps pull fresh air into the attic and pushes heat and...

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While stucco problems occur for multiple reasons, the issues are mostly moisture related. Problems with stucco are also more prevalent in areas of the country with higher rainfall. Considering all of its issues, stucco itself really hasn’t changed much over the years. It’s based on Portland cement just like it always has been. Problems with stucco are more prevalent in areas with higher rainfall due to its highly moisture absorbent nature. The higher the annual rainfall, the more at...

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