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Mildew inside soffits

Tauntaun_Guts | Posted in General Questions on

Hi,

Facing a mildew/mold problem on a coastal home with unvented soffits. The painter has recommended sanding/refinishing the soffit boards using paint over an antimicrobial primer. The soffits are sealed off from the rest of the house with closed cell insulation. Should we be concerned about any remaining mold/mildew on the inside of the soffits?

Josh

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Josh,
    Q. "Should we be concerned about any remaining mold/mildew on the inside of the soffits?"

    A. As long as there is no evidence that the source of the moisture is either a roof leak or an ice dam, the answer is no.

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