Unheated room with cracked plaster and peeling paint
Can keeping a room unheated cause plaster damage? I have a small butler's pantry that is the only room in the house without a radiator. It is cold in the winter (obviously) and gets quite hot in the summer since it has two large windows that the sun shines into all day. The plaster walls and ceiling in this room are cracking quite a bit, and now the paint on the ceiling is beginning to peel. There is no floor above this room, and the roof above it is leak-free and in good repair. This is the only room in my house that is having a problem. Could the cracks and peeling paint be due to the expansion and contraction from the weather and the fact that the room isn't heated/cooled?