Why is my attic full of moisture????

Why is my attic full of moisture????

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Last post we spoke about a client whose attic had high moisture levels. Clifford had checked for penetration through the roof deck, because common causes of water damage on interior ceilings are roof leaks. Clifford's inspection revealed no damage on the roof which would cause water to penetrate into the attic and cause damage. Upon entering the attic, the interior of the attic was inspected for non-common causes of moisture entering the attic. This is the first unusual thing which greeted us once we entered the attic space. [caption id="attachment_85" align="alignnone" width="300"] bathroom vent, vented into attic[/caption] This is a bathroom fan which is being vented into the attic space. Image ever time you take a bath or shower,...... think of all the moisture which is being sucked out of the…
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Oh no! I think my roof is leaking

Oh no! I think my roof is leaking

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The phone rang late last evening, on the other line was an exhausted mother. There was water dripping from the ceiling in her home, again. This was the third time in the last several months in which water was dripping from recently painted sheet rock. After calling the contractor whom originally replaced her roof three years ago, she gave Wollman Construction a call. She explained, the roof was replaced three years prior. There appeared to be a leak of some kind. There was now water dripping from the ceiling, again. The previous contractor was no longer returning her phone calls, and she had no answer as to why water was leaking through the sheet rock ceiling. We arranged for Clifford to swing by the next day and take a look…
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Non-common reasons for water damage on a ceiling

Non-common reasons for water damage on a ceiling

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There are several different reason as to why there is water damage on a ceiling. The first thought is a leaking roof. There are times a leaking roof is a the cause of water damage, but there are several times it is not the cause. Below are a list of alternative causes for water damage on a ceiling. Ice Dams on a roof Improper ventilation a bathroom fan Improper ventilation of a kitchen exhaust fan Improper ventilation of a clothes dryer in adequate ventilation from Soffit vents Improper location or amount of roof vents The next few blog posts will be exploring the alternative causes for water damage on a ceiling. Stay tuned for updates.
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Most common places for Roof Leaks

Most common places for Roof Leaks

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With the snow and rain, we have seen an increase in calls about leaking roofs. To help our clients, we have created a list with the most common areas for a roof to leak. The most common places for a roof to leak are around the:  Chimney Skylights Vent pipes Flashing against a gable If you have water dripping from your ceiling, check the proximity of the above listed items, and give Wollman Construction a call .
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Oh My It’s Cold Outside

Oh My It’s Cold Outside

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I've been away from my desk for a couple weeks finishing year end 'stuff'. Here were my final thoughts at the close of 2016. My apologies for the long delay in getting it published. -Stephanie [caption id="attachment_57" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Trees and flower bed after a blustery winter storm[/caption] As I slowly sip my coffee this blustery morning, I hear Michael Bublé crooning in the background. He is softly singing through the speaker, “Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful…. It doesn’t show signs of stopping… Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow…..” Let is Snow is a classic Christmas Carol which we have always enjoyed. This weekend it accurately described the weather: frightful. Sioux Falls, South Dakota was hit with an Arctic blast,…
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Today as I gaze out the office window

Today as I gaze out the office window

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Today as I gaze out the office window, I see a frozen blanket of icy white fluff. It serves as a reminder of all we have to be thankful for. I am thankful for the warmth of the office here at Wollman Construction. It has not always been warm in my office. When the office was moved to its current location last year, it was warm and sunny. As the days changed and progressed the office began to reflect the temperatures outside. In the midst of a cold spell last year, while bundled up in snow pants, scarf, winter boots, gloves, and a parka, I knew something had to change. I started investigating the crawl space beneath the floor and the attic. The crawl space was adequately insulated, but the…
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