To many people, house ventilation is simply a way to make their home comfortable for them. They can escape the heat of the summer by simply opening a vent and allowing built-up hot air to travel outwards, permitting cooler air to circulate. Or they can draw heat from lower floors up to bedrooms on the second floor, thus reducing the need for extensive heating to warm those areas.
But did you know that proper ventilation can also prevent damage to your home, damage that, if left unchecked, can result in the need for expensive repairs?
Ventilation is more than just a way to keep things cool or warm in your home. Distributing and/or dispersing heat can prevent harmful humidity from building up and damaging your roof or other parts of your home. Proper ventilation can prevent the key components of your roof from aging more rapidly than they should, can keep wood in your home from cracking and splitting and keep your energy bills from going through the, well, roof.
One of the least expensive yet highly effective ways of providing proper ventilation to your home is louvers. By simply installing these devices and permitting them to open and close when the need arises, you can keep your home significantly cooler in the summer without increasing your air conditioning use and increasing your energy costs.
There are a number of ways to ventilate your home through the attic, including power fans and power vents, but louvers may represent the most cost-efficient, energy-efficient and “greenest” way possible.
Master Flow louvers are a cost-efficient way to get the benefits of much-needed ventilation to your attic and reduce the amount of damaging heat and humidity in your home. The Federal Housing Authority has a recommendation of at least one square foot of ventilation in your attic for each 300 square feet of attic area. Master Flow louvers are designed to be installed flush to a wall to give them a low, unobtrusive profile. Yet they perform at a high level, letting hot air and humidity escape and keeping your home cooler and your roofing material from being damaged by humidity.