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Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...Frost in Attics: why is there Ice in my roof? When a warm sunny day arrives after a long cold stretch and it seems like you have a roof leak when there isn't a cloud in the sky, it's probably Attic Icing , otherwise known as Ice Dams or Ice Damming, and the surprising thing is that it's very unlikely that the roof co...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...ing-forensics is in the fall when there is no snow on roofs and frost forms on cold mornings. Below is an example of something that sticks out like a sore thumb once you understand the significance. A newly-built school in Wakefield, Quebec, clearly had inconsistent ceiling insulation and significant heat loss. Notic...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...in your attic to see if it is properly vented and if there is enough insulation. Add attic vents if to remove moisture , and additional insulation. This can be done by hauling batts up there yourself, or blowing loose cellulose insulation over the entire surface of an attic , taking care not to block your venting. Belo...