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 insulation and 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.

Contact 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 Frequently Asked Questions .

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