ATTIC VENTILATION SOLUTIONS
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Building industry experts estimate that 9 of 10 homes are under-ventilated.
Proper Attic Ventilation
Proper attic ventilation systems allow a continual flow of outside air through the attic, protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping lower temperatures in the home.
Effective attic ventilation systems allow a continual flow of outside air through the attic, protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping lower temperatures in the home.
Why take risks?
Why are so many homes in North America without proper attic ventilation? The fact is that most people are unaware that attic ventilation can impact the longevity of their entire home!
In the summer, improper ventilation can cause attic heat to build in excess of 160°F. This super-heated air penetrates the ceiling insulation and gets into the living areas below, causing the air conditioner to work harder and raising energy bills.
The types of damage caused by an overheated attic include:
• Premature aging of your roofing system (“fried” shingles).
• Warping, cracking or breaking down of wood framing.
• Damage to siding, exterior or interior paint and wallpaper.
A properly ventilated attic can help reduce the load on your air conditioner by moving the super-heated air out of your attic before it builds up and causes damage.
During cold weather, attic ventilation allows outdoor air to ventilate the attic and keep it cooler, which reduces the potential that melting snow will refreeze in gutters, causing ice dams that can damage the roof.
Adequate roof ventilation reduces heat and cooling bills, extends shingle life, and prevents roof rot and ice dams. You can increase airflow in any attic with a solar powered attic fan or a less costly attic vent booster.
Increase Your Attic Airflow!
Solar attic fans and attic vent boosters provide an effective ventilation solution throughout the year by removing attic heat and moisture buildup throughout the day, resulting in a more comfortable home that requires less energy output and expense. Homeowners installing solar attic fans can also qualify for federal tax credits.
Interested in learning more about how attic fans and vent boosters can help your home be more energy efficient? Contact Roof-Revivers at 614-626-0387.