Recessed lights and whole-house fans
As explained in other blogs, moisture in the attic wets the insulation and wood structural members, promoting mold growth and deterioration of the structure. Even with a good moisture barrier in place, there may be some items in your home that create holes in the vapor barrier and in the insulation “blanket” that need special attention. Two of these are dealt with in this blog: recessed lights and whole-house fans.
Recessed lights are often “open systems” that allow heat and moisture to pass from the living quarters to the attic. Furthermore, because of the heat generated by the light bulb, some recessed lights are not designed to allow for insulation to come into contact with the can because of fire hazards. In order to insulate your home well, there are some options that can be added to your recessed lights. Converting your lights to LED bulbs drastically decreases the heat of the light. Above Roofing and Exteriors offers a LED conversion kit that also seals the can so that air does not pass through it. Covers can also be placed over the can to minimize airflow and allow for insulation contact.
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