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Remodeling? Smart Upgrades To Make While Changing Your Roof / Attic

Remodeling - Open Structure

If you are doing major roof modification and you are up in the attic, now is the time to add insulation, add wiring, increase ventilation, etc. Since you are up in this space, you might as well get dirty and hot all at once. It is also a good idea to add blank conduits that might make adding future wire a breeze.

Think central vacuum while you are at it. Often the pipes for these devices are installed in an attic space and the power unit is put in the garage. That is how mine is installed.

There are two advantages to this. First, the noise of the motor is outdoors. This is a huge plus. My first vacuum was in the basement and it was loud! The second reason is that the dirt from the vacuum is outdoors. You can transfer the vacuum bag or the canister right to a garbage can. Central vacuums are great. I love mine and would never be without one.

Think ahead. Remember, insulation is the last thing to install! Be sure to exhaust all fans to the exterior, not up in the attic.

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