Thursday, February 20, 2014
Fiberglass insulation from the attic, air ducts, and above the ceiling can break apart and enter the airspace through cracks and openings within recess lighting, air vents and other fixtures. It is recommended to test your air for fiberglass and seal all fixtures to prevent unwanted glass intrusions. Children and Asthmatics appear most sensitive to elevated fiberglass counts with symptoms ranging from irritated eyes, persistent couging, and runny nose.
Ice dams occur due to many variables to include roof pitch, insulating properties and the amount of freezing and melting on the roof. The consequences of ice damming will last far beyond the winter season as moisture seeps into the attic sheathing and walls causing black mold.