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Frost In My Attic: How Is That Even Possible?

11 February 2020

Frost In Attic Is A Thing

Attic Frost: Is that really a thing? The answer is yes. As a homeowner, it can be very confusing to see frost in your attic and wonder what it is from. Some of the biggest questions we get are what is attic frost, why is it in my attic, and what needs be done to fix it? Overall, Attic Frost is no good for anyone’s home.

 

Frost in attic from heat escaping home.
Frost forms in attics when warm, humid air accumulates and condenses on the underside of your roof sheathing.

So What Is Attic Frost?

Attic Frost is the result of conditioned air leaking out of your home in the winter. It can lead to mold, wet insulation, and find a way back into the home resulting in water stains on the ceiling. The exhaust from the rooms below gets released into the open air in the attic if not sealed properly causing lots of moisture in the air. With the cold temperatures outside, that moisture starts to freeze causing frost to be built up in the attic.

 

Mold, Wet insulation, and stained ceilings are outcomes of having frost in the attic.

The Threat Attic Frost Has On Your Home

When the temperatures start to warm up and the frost begins to thaw, it can cause some serious damage around your attic. Wet insulation, mold, stained ceilings are a few of the biggest problems that can occur. With a reliable and trained contractor, these problems can be solved very easily. One of the tactics we use is Air Sealing areas that are most common with leaking air out. We target areas that allow huge amounts of moist warm air into the attic; recessed lighting, electrical outlets, switch plates, and vents.

 

 

One sign of attic frost can be stains on the ceilings of your home.
One sign of attic frost can be stains on the ceilings of your home.

Home Solutions Of Iowa=Attic Frost Solution

Having Attic Frost can cause a lot of stress on you as a homeowner. Here at Home Solutions of Iowa, we want to provide you with a peace of mind solution to your insulation needs. We offer a free Home Performance Evaluation to detect where the problem issues are in your home. Make home comfort a priority for you today and get all your insulation needs solved.

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