Ventilation

The Many Advantages of Proper Attic Ventilation

While many people may believe that having their home completely sealed is the best way to reduce energy costs, the fact is that proper attic ventilation can help solve a multitude of problems. Regardless of the type of roofing materials, the sun beats down on a house and heats the air in the attic, sometimes up to over 160-degrees, damaging any insulation and creeping into the house through the ceiling.

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Why Is Proper Attic Ventilation Important?

Poor attic ventilation often proves to be a more significant problem for homeowners than it seemed at first. Installing a quality attic ventilation system will increase a life expectancy of your roof while at the same time prove to be a significant money-saver.
Advantages of a proper attic ventilation system:

  • It helps prevent damage
  • It decreases energy costs
  • It can be customized to the size of your home and climate type

Attic Ventilation Helps Prevent Damage

During the summer, proper attic ventilation helps prevent structural damage caused by the heat buildup; therefore, it will produce more comfort inside the house while at the same time help your roofing materials last significantly longer. During the winter, proper attic ventilation helps prevent moisture buildup; therefore, protecting your property from wood decay, mold, and mildew.
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Damage that can occur by not properly ventilating the roof can include:

  • Roof system aging
  • Damage to the wood frame of the roof
  • Interior and exterior paint damage
  • Energy cost increase
  • Added growth of mildew
  • Roof shingles being “cooked”

Energy Costs Significantly Lower

During the summer, trapped hot air in a poorly ventilated attic eventually finds its way through the ceiling into your space. Spreading of the hot air around your home significantly influences your comfort and requires you to keep your air-conditioning systems on. Installing quality attic ventilation system helps prevent this and results in significant reduction of your energy costs.

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