Typical Insulation & Ventilation Issues

When inspecting a house I will determine the amount and type of insulation in attics, as well as walls, where possible. I will determine if attic spaces have proper ventilation and if attic hatches fit properly. When in the attic I look for improper venting of bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans and evidence of mold on attic ceilings. I also inspect for proper vapor barriers.

Basements are usually not properly insulated. Typical crawl spaces not only have insulation issues, but could have ventilation and moisture issues that cause wood members to rot. I will also look for vermiculite insulation that may contain asbestos as well as UFFI that is not desired by some.


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