Attic ventilation is a necessary component in homes that need to control the moisture in the air. Still, a huge percentage of homes in the country have high levels of moisture, leading to roof replacement. Which leads us to wonder, do people really know how to ventilate their attics, or are they relying on some well-known myths about attic ventilation? Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. discusses a few of them.
More Attic Ventilation Is Good
Insufficient ventilation could cause a build-up of moisture inside the house. Too much, on the other hand, is just as bad, It increases the vulnerability of the attic. The proper ratio for ventilation is one square foot of ventilation for every 300 square feet of ceiling space.
Roof Vents Are For Warmer Climates
Ventilation is good to reduce warmth in your home on a hot summer day and increase energy efficiency. But there are more cost-efficient and low risk ways to do those things. Ventilation is more effective in a colder climate where you’ll need to get roof repair in order to install a high-rated, rigid structure that prevents condensation.
Roof Vents Remove Warm Air During Winter
Roof vents aren’t responsible for removing heat during winter; that would be the fault of poor insulation. Your home’s insulation should keep the heat from the rest of the house away from the attic, since the attic can be properly heated by the sun during the daytime.
If you need to improve your ventilation or your insulation, don’t hesitate to give Home Pro Exteriors, Inc, the region’s best roofing and siding contractor, a call. We will help you figure out how to improve your home’s energy efficiency, as well as make sure your roof’s ventilation is properly aligned with its size.
Give us a call at (845) 747-0035, or you can fill out our contact form. We serve residents of Monroe, NY.