How to Improve Your Attic’s Ventilation
If you’ve noticed curling shingles during your regular roof inspections, there could be a number of reasons why. One of the main causes could be improper attic ventilation, where your attic becomes more hot, humid and stuffy over time.
What are the Issues With Poor Ventilation?
If your attic suffers from poor ventilation you might start to notice extreme heat and excessive moisture in the interior. These conditions can cause mold to grow in the attic, which is known to cause various health issues such as irritation to the throat, skin, and eyes, excessive fatigue, frequent headaches, and worsening of allergy and asthma symptoms. The signs of poor ventilation might even worsen and spread to your home’s exterior, where they start to show up on the roof and cause spotting due to excessive moisture.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not too difficult to improve your attic’s ventilation to help regulate the temperature and moisture – if you know how. There are a few strategies that you could try out:
Clean Your Soffit Vents
Even your soffit vents can start to clog up and accumulate dirt over time if they’re not being regularly maintained. These are responsible for providing ventilation throughout your attic, and are a vital part of bringing in cool air – so they’re pretty important. By cleaning these vents you can help your systems move the hot air out and the cooler, more refreshing air in.
Install Attic Fans
Attic fans can be installed on the roof to help you regulate the air in your attic and reduce heat and moisture. You can control these fans through a switch or thermostat and place them in different areas of the house.
To learn more about roof ventilation and reducing moisture and heat in your attic, speak with the roofing consultants at At The Top Restoration to learn more, directly from the industry experts who have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your attic ventilation and roof repair goals. One of our professional roofing contractors will help you determine how much ventilation your attic needs and which options are suitable for you.