Attic Rain or Attic Frost?
It all starts with heat loss, attic rain aka attic frost (attic Ice), always check prior to warming temperatures as you can prepare for this before any damage occurs to the home.
If you do find you are getting a build up of ice in the attic also known as attic rain, Call us immediately, we can then start to rectify this attic rain situation before it causes a attic rain issue that can cost you thousands in future interior repairs. IPC restoration and renovation has studied the building science and knows everything there is about the issue which is quite common here in Northern Alberta homes.
We are a IICRC certified firm and we work for Progressive home warranty solving these issues every day.
Call us for a consultation today 587-601-1588
During our inspection we will report the following.
- IR Photos of all areas of your heat loss areas within the home
- Temperature recordings
- Inspect your insulation
- Inspect your venting
- Inspect your top plates and thru penetrations and document
- Exhaust fans
- Access hatches
- Recommend your repair procedure all documented
IPC Restoration will not only draft a full report during your inspection but offer you a detailed estimate to ensure you never have to worry about it again after we are complete or your money back guarantee, so why wait get it done asap.
What do I do? Frost in my attic.
Call the attic rain professionals at IPC Restoration,
Once this attic rain occurs it will run through and soak your attic insulation, run down your walls and soak the wall cavity insulation and damage your drywall ceiling and wall corners, it will cause significant damage in the thousands to your home. Be proactive is our recommendation.
Once it happens its a restoration
Our team will need to first dry out the structure and then source and repair the core issue’s within you’re walls and ceiling which is causing the attic rain and attic frost If you wait till the melt this melting attic frost will migrate to down and through your walls requiring our specialized equipment to dry out the cavities to prevent toxic black mold.
In most cases probably not, its best to check your coverage or call your broker to read it in laments terms, you may also be insured through your home warranty provider, if your still insured on the program, in our experience as a restorer most insurance companies deny these claims, but everyone is different so i suggest you always check to ensure before you have the problem not after.
Specialized equipment for ice in my attic
Not to worry, IPC Restoration has all the moisture testing, and IR scanning equipment to determine where and how far the water has traveled to to ensure we protect the home from future mold infestation.
Keep in mind during this time of attc rain (spring) we are very busy and our resources are pushed to the limit so expect longer wait times for things like estimates and reports to be completed. we ask that if you see a problem, be proactive and call us before this happens so we can get a better handle on the actual underlying problem prior to the damage occurring.
We will set up a proper solution to mitigate this attic rain (attic ice) and discuss it in detail with you. most attic rain projects take roughly four days to complete for the initial emergency portion, set up protection, moisture testing, any damaged substrate removal, rental and dry out equipment and monitoring the dry out process will be provided and ensure mold will not become an issue.