With hot weather here to stay for the summer, it is a good time to start thinking about ways to help keep the house cool. One of the most important parts of keeping your home cool is proper ventilation. As professionals in attic ventilation for Maple Grove, we would like to tell you more about attic ventilation and why now is a superb time to consider having it properly addressed by experts.
In the summer, natural air flow in a well-vented attic helps to release the hot air out of the attic. This helps assist your air conditioning, keeping cooling costs low and your home comfortable. Have some more questions about attic ventilation? Here are a few of the most common ones we hear:
How do you know if your attic is properly ventilated?
Most attics require air chutes to circulate proper air flow. Air chutes are placed between the rafters in the attic, and go down into the soffit to bring up proper air flow. The size of the attic determines how many air chutes are recommended for optimal venting.
Why does attic ventilation help in summer?
At first it may seem odd to add insulation for warmth and then purposely allow cold air to enter the attic through vents, but this combination is the key to a durable and energy-efficient home. In the summer, natural air flow in a well-vented attic moves super-heated air out of the attic, protecting roof shingles and removing moisture. The insulation will resist heat transfer into the house.
What types of problems can a poorly insulated attic cause?
Inadequate venting in your attic causes all sorts of problems, including wood rot to mildew, peeling paint, rusty nails or screws, roofing problems and even energy loss.
The good news is that these issues can be easily prevented by simply venting your attic correctly.
Do you still have some more questions about attic ventilation? Give us a call us at Lewis Insulation and we can get you scheduled for a visit. We will come out and take a look to determine proper ventilation, whether you have it or not. Whatever the reason you might think you need better attic ventilation, you should talk to a professional to determine what your home needs.