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, most contractors do not understand the building science behind attic frost and are only guessing as to what to do, so we suggest to stop right there, and call us as they do not specialize in this type of specialized work.
We create a detailed report for a small fee.
Call IPC Restoration and renovation we start by doing a personalized report laying out the issues and report to you what we will do to rectify your problem so you never have to worry again.
What we include in your report.
We include photos of the attic, doors and windows, infrared photos showing you your heat loss and problem areas, report on other areas seals, exterior issues, flashings grade, and anything else not right, we then compile all these issues and findings into a estimate for repairs for your review.
You approve your estimate.
We 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.
- water stain issues and why your getting them.
- IR Photos of all areas of your heat loss areas within the home are shown
- Temperature recordings.
- Inspect your insulation .
- Inspect your venting do a calculation to show whether venting is sufficient or out to lunch.
- Inspect your top plates and thru penetrations and document.
- Exhaust fans and associated vapour seals.
- Access hatches.
- attic seals and insulating values
- attic venting.
- Mold issues.
- Recommend your repair procedure, report documented.
- Create a estimate based on recommendations to prevent further problems
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.
Pre and Post testing of the air sealing work we perform for you
We do a before and after negative air test to show you the air seal difference we made on your home, 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 attic 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.