Proper Attic Ventilation Could Prevent Costly Damage to Your Home and Valuables
in Your Attic
Every day, we produce moisture and heat in our homes through the use of
laundry machines, showers, dishwashers, and cooking. This heat and moisture
will rise and get into your attic. If your attic is not properly ventilated,
the heat and moisture have no place to go and therefore, reside in your
attic. This can create major damage to existing wood, carpet, insulation,
and wires after an extended period of time. In addition, adequate attic
ventilation prevents heat build-up in the attic during warmer months and
thus, reduces the amount of energy your cooling system needs to provide comfort.
With attic ventilation, ARS employs a combination of soffit and ridge vents
to pull air through your attic. Wind or natural convection pulls air out
of the attic through the ridge vents, while replacement air flows in through
the soffits. It's a system that works with no moving parts or energy
consumption. Depending upon the structure of your roof, other systems
may be recommended such as wind turbines, air hawks, and a variety of
powered and solar-powered vents.
Proper attic ventilation also contributes to the performance of
radiant barrier spray. The results are added comfort in all seasons, reduced energy consumption
throughout the year, and the prevention of damage to your home.
Proper attic ventilation should be a must for your home. At ARS, we will
recommend various ventilation techniques depending on your current situation,
and ensure that your home is in compliance with the building codes for
adequate attic ventilation.
American Residential Services (ARS) today to learn how efficient attic
ventilation and attic fans could help improve your family's comfort
and energy bills, or view our
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