As a property owner, properly ventilating your attic is not usually something that ranks high on the list of concerns, however the attic or otherwise open spaces between the roof and the inside of your home plays and important role in regulating the humidity, temperature and overall energy efficiency in your home.
Lets’ find our more in this week’s article on why you should add proper attic ventilation in your home as a great way to save money.
Benefits During Hot Weather
During the warmer months of the year, it is quite obvious that the benefit of a well-ventilated attic is to regulate a low attic temperature. In addition to keeping the temperature in the attic low, you will be decreasing the property’s overall cooling costs. Unfortunately, an air conditioning unit does not always extend to the attic area, and this is where attic ventilation can be highly significant. A well-ventilated attic can be compared to a cool, protective blanket keeping you safe from the hot exterior. Regardless of the amount of insulation, if there is ventilation, you will not need to worry about temperature rising in the attic area.
As with ventilation, insulation is highly significant. The effective insulation of an attic or loft will typically retain solar heating even after the sun has set. This is useful in saving energy and increasing environmental friendliness through solar power. Unfortunately, a roof can take a beating during the sunny day, and even materials designed to withstand sunlight can be at risk of overheating. If the attic is appropriately ventilated, the life of the asphalt shingles will be prolonged, and the roof will be more durable.
Attic Ventilation During the Winter
Now that the benefits of attic ventilation during the summer months have been discussed let us look at the significant of loft ventilation during the winter. One of the most challenging issues all people face during the colder season is accumulating moisture and possible water damage to the building. Water damage in the attic is particularly detrimental as there is a great chance of mold and bacterial infection.
One example of moisture build-up in an attic is the moisture in the air going through the ceiling light fixtures and exhaust fans. It is of great concern to have moisture in the roof as it can lead to mildew, mold, and rot. One method of getting rid of roof rot is by preventing the rot in the first place. If you head up to the attic and notice some spots or drips, this may be a sign of building moisture. By installing different forms of attic ventilating techniques, you can remove this problem quickly and easily.
Insulating an attic is one of the methods you could use to treat attic or roof issues, but ventilation of an attic can be even more beneficial. There are different types of ventilation systems that can be installed. The most common non-mechanical option is the gable vent, and this can assist with the upper parts of the attic; however, it causes varying temperatures. The best form of ventilation would be a combination of soft-fit and ridge vents. This can be a difficult installation, and it is recommended you hire a professional like Roofing TRI to assist with the project.
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