Attic ventilation is one of the most misunderstood elements of the home. All ventilation needs to circulate properly to keep the moisture under control, and keeping the air fresh. Many homeowners do not have proper ventilation, which is seriously concerning when it comes to mold growth in your home. Here are some things you need to know about attic ventilation.
Maintain Proper Ventilation to Reduce Moisture
The attic needs to have enough ventilation to keep moisture at bay. You do not need to increase the number of roof penetrations in an existing home with adequate ventilation. Some homeowners end up adding too many vents thinking they need them, only to cause more problems with pests entering the attic and too much moisture in the attic.
Warmer Climates Need Roof Vents
The best way to determine if you need more roof vents is by having a professional audit. It is generally accepted that warmer climates need roof vents to allow the hot air to escape. Shingle color is something that does make a difference in the heat of your attic.
Roof Vents Cause Heat Loss in the Winter
We hear people talk about this one all the time as roof vents do not necessarily cause heat loss. If roof vents truly cause heat loss, most people wouldn’t even include them in the home. Poor insulation is the reason for heat loss, not the roof vents.
Soffits and Fascia Protect the Home from Heat Concerns
The soffits and fascia do more for the home than most people think. They keep pests from gaining access to your home, but they do hard work at protecting the attic from moisture problems. They also are responsible for proper air flow in the home.
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