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FAQ Type: Attic Ventilation

How can I tell if my attic is ventilated properly?

The best place to start would be to look at your eaves and towards the top of your roof to make sure there are vents. On a hot day, reach up and touch your ceiling. A hot ceiling will let you know that there may be too much hot air trapped in your attic which will wreak havoc on your a/c bill. You can also grab those binoculars again and look for blistering on your shingles. Too much heat from inside of your attic will sizzle your shingles for sure.

How will proper attic ventilation reduce my energy bill?

If your attic is at a high temperature, this impacts the temperature of your home as well, even if you have insulation. You don’t want your AC consuming more energy just because your attic is too hot. Proper ventilation prevents this from happening.Your attic can become incredibly hot due to sunlight on your shingles and hot air naturally rising. Ventilation lets that hot air escape, drawing in ambient air from outside to even out the temperature of your attic. That way, you’re losing less energy and not spending so much on your utility bills.

Why do I need attic ventilation?

Your attic can have a significant impact on the condition of your roof. Without ventilation, you could find yourself dealing with excessive roof repairs or even an early roof replacement. Regulating the temperature and humidity of your attic is essential to protecting your roof.

What attic ventilation types do you offer?

We work with both ridge and come vents. Ridge vents are both effective and aesthetic, giving you adequate ventilation while remaining practically unnoticeable on your roof. A ridge vent runs along the length of your roof, situated at the peak. The long opening is covered by a cap that blends seamlessly with the appearance of your roof. Because it’s at the highest point of your roof, a ridge vent provides effective ventilation based on the natural rise of hot air. Dome vents are also called wind turbine vents because they rely on wind to turn them and provide additional ventilation with no additional power source. As the vents spin, they draw air up from your attic and force it outside. This process can significantly help if you find yourself dealing with lots of home maintenance due to moisture issues.