Attic cavity inspectionThe Attic:

With the attic we evaluate the accessible framing, and the presence and condition of the ventilation and insulation. Residential attic framing methods are typical made from wood including manufactured trusses and site built rafter systems.

The materials can also vary such as the materials used to frame your attic. These can include traditional dimensional lumber such as 2x6’s and 2x10’s to engineered materials such a laminated beams, solid web framing materials (I-Joists) and open web or floor and roof trusses. These all require specific installation methods and each has common concerns with improper use or installation.

Ask us about our free advice on home energy savings, as the attic is one of the leading sources of heat loss in your home.

Also See the Maryland Home Inspection Standards