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Attic Ventilation and Why You Need It for Your Home

Maintaining your home is always a massively important undertaking, and as a result it can seem a bit overwhelming, and so you go ask your favorite search engine for a “roofer near me”. We at Phil DiBello Family Roofing are here to help.

What exactly is attic ventilation?

Ventilating an attic involves creating a method for circulating air, preventing stagnation and general wear and tear. Without ventilation, attics can reach temperatures north of 160 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, and allow water to freeze inside the attic itself or its walls. Ventilation can also act as a preventative measure to address roofing issues before they happen.

Intake Vents

There are a few different ways to ventilate an attic. One method involves adding intake vents to your attic. These vents allow air to flow in and out of the attic without exposing it to the elements. These additions are common with gable roofs since they can facilitate both air flowing in and out of the attic, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

These vents can sometimes be blocked however if the homeowner is not careful. In instances where this occurs any benefit from the vent is eliminated since it is now trapping air instead of allowing it to move freely.

So, to recap, some benefits of installing intake vents in your attic:

  • allows air to flow in and out
  • very compatible with gable style roofing
  • very effective at attracting cold air

In addition to intake vents, there are a handful of other types of ventilation.

Ridge vents for instance, are often in plain sight but rarely noticed. They’re tend to be popular due to their non-invasive effectiveness. Ridge vents will offer similar benefits as intake vents, but without being as obvious about their function. Their discreet nature tends to appeal to the curb appeal conscious.

Some vents are even powered in a similar way to central air conditioning. This particular method can end up being costly both in terms of simple finance but also in terms of the power used to draw in cold air.

In Summation

A person’s home is their temple, their sanctuary, and proper ventilation and insulation help keep this space sacred. Adding ventilation to your attic is not only functional but also just safer all around. Ventilating your attic reduces moisture, mold and mildew, and helps keep the insulation from absorbing humidity. Ventilation is crucial to maintaining a safe and comfortable household. Instead of searching for “roofers near me” next time, call Phil DiBello Family Roofing the next time you need your roof touched up or your attic ventilated.

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