The Importance Of Proper Attic Ventilation

5 August 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

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As a homeowner, you will want to go up into your attic to check out the current ventilation that it has. There is a chance that you never took the time to check that out in the past, as a lot of people are just learning the importance of having proper vents in the attic. If you are not yet sure whether you have enough ventilation or what the purpose of it is, you will want to keep reading.

You Keep Mold Away

You want the air in your attic to have a place to exit and a place for new air to make its way in. This circulation of air will help make sure that your attic does not become too stuffy and that mold is not going to start growing in there. Since the attic is generally very dark, it can become an excellent place for mold to grow if the ventilation is not done correctly. That mold can end up spreading throughout your entire house.

You Get The Hot Air Released From The House

Heat rises and you want to make sure that the heat has somewhere to go. With the correct ventilation setup, you will find that the heat that rises up into your attic and then out of the roof can help make sure that your home is able to remain a comfortable temperature throughout the entire year. And since you will have a sufficient amount of attic insulation up there, you won't have to worry about cold air from the outside getting into the rest of your house during the colder months.

Now that you have a better idea as to why attic ventilation is so important, it is important for you to make sure that you are addressing any concerns that you may have with your current ventilation setup. If you are not experienced with the installation of new vents, you will want to call a contractor for the job. After all, this is going to require cutting into the roof so that the vents can be put in place. If this is not done carefully, you can create a major leak in your roof, which can damage a lot of your home's construction materials. You would have to replace attic insulation and a lot of wood if leaks were to occur. Therefore, consult with a professional before you break out the circular saw and safety glasses.