The Importance of Attic Ventilation

In this article I will be speaking about attic ventilation and why it is important.
Feb. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- Attic Ventilation

Attic ventilation is it really that important? Yes, effective attic ventilation can help eliminate excessive heat and humidity that can build up in your attic. Excessive heat and humidity can cause a host of problems such as ice dams, premature shingle failure, lower insulating R-values, higher energy bills and many other problems. To help avoid these problems you may want to consider installing some type of attic ventilation system on your new roof.

One of the best systems for ventilating the heat and humidity from your attic is to install a roof ridge vent. This system is designed to work in conjunction with under eave soffit ventilation. If your home lacks soffits ventilation or the soffit area is solid (non venting) you will want to have a qualified contractor install some type of soffit ventilation. Be aware that some roof ventilation configurations may require special consideration and recommendations to perform properly. Ridge vent works best when used in a balanced attic ventilation system. This requires the volume of air intake (such as under eave vent) to match or exceed the volume of air exhaust (such as ridge vent). Ridge vent also is available in many different configurations and colors to compliment your new roofing. Topnotch Customized Roofing ( visit )will recommend the best products according to your specific roofing needs.Attic fans are also another popular choice for attic ventilation. If your are considering a power roof mounted attic fan we strongly recommend selecting one that comes equipped with a humidistat.

A humidistat has the ability to engage the fan not only when the attic reaches a certain temperature but also when attic reaches a certain moisture level. This can be key in colder months when the temperature is low but the humidity in your attic is on the rise. Warm moist attics in winter months contribute to many problems not the least of which is the formation of ice dams. Proper attic ventilation in combination with water and ice shield underlayment are a good choice when considering re-roofing your home. For more information and a free no obligation roofing assessment on your home call Topnotch Customized Roofing Contractors (visit ).

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