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Will removing attic help prevent mold?

Nina M
4 months ago
last modified: 4 months ago

I want to remove my attic and slope the ceilings of the entire 480 sq foot second floor. The main reason for this is that I'm worried about mold. I've been in this house for almost 8 years and the only time I went up to the attic was during inspection when purchasing the house. The attic access door is in a closet and partly above the closet shelf, so I can't install an attic ladder. I thought that by removing the attic it would be one less area to worry about maintaining and preventing mold. Am I correct in thinking this? I read that I would need to install rafter or ridge vents and that they can actually allow rain water to enter under the roof. Any advice would be appreciated.

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