Attic Upgrade

The complete pro monitoring solution for your home's attic

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Mobile App

Manage your system from your smartphone with the Shipshape mobile app.

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Smart Alerts

Get notified when something goes wrong or receive recommendations to prevent problems.

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HomeHealth Record

Have the right information at the right time about your system, its performance, and history.

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SAM

Your virtual home assistant helps you resolve issues and connect to service pros when needed.

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Temperature and your attic

Keep track of your attic's temperatures! Beyond temperature's contribution to moisture and mold problems as described in sections below, heat - especially in the summer months - can be its own problem for your attic. While attics absorb solar radiation and cause internal temperatures to soar well above 120°F, your home's cooling system works overtime to keep the living spaces livable. This takes an operational and maintenance toll on your system, but also wastes energy and money on your utility bills.

Heat accumulating in your attic also poses a threat to the integrity of your roof. As the roof deck is heated from underneath, shingles can warp and deteriorate and impact durability to strip years off of your roof's life expectancy.

Humidity and your attic

Monitor humidity in your attic! There are many ways moisture can find its way into your attic such as poor insulation, bad bathroom venting, blocked or insufficient ventilation, or damaged chimney flashings. Uncontrolled humidity in your attic can cause water to condensate on cold wood and metal surfaces and cause wood rot or material deterioration. Insulation can also absorb moisture and become wet, decreasing its effectiveness and increasing the strain on your heating system and utility bill. High humidity can also encourage mold growth - which can be a serious heath threat.

Monitoring mold risk

Attic mold is a more common issue than you may think. Controlling factors like humidity and temperature that fuel mold growth is the key to prevent it. The air in your home cycles naturally around and can carry spores from hidden mold growth. These spores can aggravate asthma, stimulate allergic reactions, and interfere with developmental and neurological processes in humans.

Short term exposure

  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Coughing and painful breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Asthma attacks and bronchitis

Long term exposure

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Liver diseases
  • Kidney damage
  • Central nervous system issues
  • Reproductive system damage
  • Child development issues

Frequently asked questions

Where do the sensors go?
A sensor is placed in a central spot in your main attic. Additionally, a repeater sensor is usually used to make sure your attic's data is continuously and accurate being monitored on the Shipshape platform.
Can I add sensors to monitor my home's knee or other attic spaces?
Of course! Give us a call and our dedicated customer care specialists can help you customize the attic solution to the exact needs of your home.
How does this save me money?
The powerful Shipshape platform can use the operational data gathered from your connected system to pinpoint areas where energy is wasted. Whether it's poor insulation, bad air sealing, or ventilation problems, Shipshape can develop and recommend Smart Strategies tailored to your unique home to decrease energy consumption, streamline ongoing maintenance and repairs, and save your money.
Can I get help installing it?
Of course! Our specialists are standing by and ready to help you through the self installation process. Alternatively, we have trusted local service pro partners who can complete the entire install and home setup for an additional charge.

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