How to Prevent Attic Mold This Fall

As the days get shorter and your home is exposed to less sunlight, attic mold is a problem you have to think about. In the summer, it is less of a concern because the long sunny days dry out your roof and prevent mold and mildew from growing. If your home is often in the shade, making sure that your roof adequately dries out can be a challenge. Luckily, there are some easy fixes to help with this problem. What’s more, Kozy Kollar can help!

Here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent attic mold this fall.


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Replace or Improve the Flashing

Flashing is one of the primary ways that you keep water from leaking through your roof and into your home. If your flashing is damaged or has deteriorated, excess moisture stays on your roof and then seeps into your attic. When that moisture can’t dry out, mold begins to grow. If replacing your flashing seems like a daunting task, Kozy Kollar makes it easy. You can install our products from the inside, so you don’t have to climb on the roof!


Check Your Roof Ventilation

Even if your entire roof gets full sunlight all day long, excess moisture can still be a problem if your roof isn’t properly ventilated. Damp air will sit there as moisture condenses in your attic. If the roof is ventilated, the air will flow, and that damp air can escape. A simple way to improve ventilation is to clear away any debris that is blocking your roof vents.


Properly Vent the Exhaust Fans

All homes have exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen. Those fans draw moisture out of your home and vent it outside. But if those fans aren’t properly vented, you are just trapping the moisture inside. That moisture condenses, often in the attic, and creates the conditions for mold to grow. By fixing the ventilation on those fans, you will be on your way to solving your attic mold problem.


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Prevent Attic Mold with Kozy Kollar

Kozy Kollar’s flashing and ventilation kits are safe and easy to install. You don’t need to risk life and limb climbing on your roof to fix your attic mold problem.


Contact us at (603) 598-1192 or check out our products online.