ATTICS

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about ATTICS:

 What are the mistakes to avoid when doing attic improvements?

 Is an attic required to have a light by the building code? 

 How do I safely remove a dead rodent (rat, mouse or squirrel) from the attic?

• How often should I check my attic? 

 What are the common problems with attic insulation? 

 How do I safely clean up rodent (rat, mouse or squirrel) urine or droppings the attic?

 Why is there no attic access hatch in the house?

 What is the building code requirement for an attic access hatch, scuttle, or door?

 Why is vermiculite attic insulation a problem for both buyers and sellers of a home? 

 Do home inspectors go on the roof? Do they get in the attic?

• Why are there leaves in my attic? 

 How much of a roof truss can I cut out to make a storage platform in the attic? 

 What are the hazards to avoid when going into an attic? 

 Is a house required to have an attic?

• Are soffit/eave vents required by code for attic ventilation? 

 Is cellulose insulation flammable?

• What are the building code requirements for installing a heat pump air handler (indoor unit) in the attic? 

Should I buy a house with no attic access hatch? 

Should I move my air conditioner into the attic?

• When is a house not required to have an attic access hatch? 

Why is there diagonal bracing at the roof rafters in the attic?

Does a mobile home have an attic? 

What is the minimum size for attic access opening?

• Is it okay to put plywood flooring in an attic? 

Where is the attic?

• When does code require an attic pull-down ladder to be installed? 

 Are attic pull-down ladders required to be code-approved?

• What are the code requirements for an attic catwalk/walkway? 

Does the code require a barrier/well around the attic access hatch for blown insulation?

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