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5 Myths About Ventilation
  1. More Attic Ventilation is Good
  2. Roof Vents are for Warmer Climates
  3. Roof Vents Remove Warm Air during the Winter
  4. Research Studies - The benefit of roof ventilation is undisputed; the best kinds of roof vents are a lot trickier
  5. Roof Vents = Roof Ventilation

If you don't know how your roof vents work or if you're unsure about your attic ventilation in general, give us a call. We can inspect and discuss your current system and any inherent weaknesses that may be at work. The risk/reward for having no ventilation or poor ventilation, along with the negligible cost of installing a good-working ventilation system makes them one of the unforgivable sins of home maintenance negligence.

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Proper attic ventilation is a simple and effective way to improve your home's energy efficiency, especially in hot climates. The key is to remember that SIMPLE and EFFECTIVE go together - surprisingly, the more complicated you make your attic ventilation system, the less effective it will be. We can help you design and efficient attic system.
Why is attic ventilation so important?

The simple answer is that air in an improperly ventilated attic has nowhere to go, causing it to become stagnant and increase in temperature. As this hot air fills your attic, it heats up the insulation and the ductwork that is supposed to be carrying cool air throughout your house. Air in a well-ventilated attic stays cooler and, consequently, keeps your home cooler with less effort and energy.

The holes in the bottom are usually soffit vents, and if you're like 95% of homeowners your soffit vents are probably a mess - clogged, blocked, painted over, or entirely too small. Air will not leave the attic unless air enters, so check your soffit vents and clean them every couple of years. The holes in the top of your attic are generally ridge vents, wind turbines, static vents or power fans. If you want the air in your attic to move in the bottom and out the top, then you must provide the air with a definite path. Air will follow the path of least resistance.

So how do you ensure proper attic ventilation? Keep it simple! Air enters from the bottom through the soffit vents, and exits the top through the exhaust vents. Combine proper ventilation with a radiant barrier to drop surface temperatures of your attic insulation, and you will have an efficient attic that is cooler during summer weather and drier in the winter months.

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