Your attic space is an integral part of your roofing system. It gives you insight into the health and functionality of your roof, and it assists with the ventilation of your home.
If your attic is not well ventilated, you’ll notice things like your air conditioner working harder than usual, dew and moisture in your attic, as well as mold and mildew growth.
Keeping your attic well ventilated is essential for the proper functioning of your roof and home, and it also benefits you personally if your attic is in working order.
Think your attic ventilation is not up to scratch? Here are a few ways that you can improve the ventilation in your attic:
Soffit vents are known as intake vents. These intake vents help regulate air movement in your roof and attic by allowing air from the outside to enter your home.
As the name describes, the vents are fitted into the soffits of your roofing system. These vents come in many shapes and sizes; the size of your soffit will determine the type of vent that you can install.
Rectangular vents are the most common type of soffit vent. These can be installed on multiple spots on your soffit to allow air ventilation from multiple directions.
Roof vents fall into the category of exhaust vents. Exhaust vents regulate the airflow in your attic by allowing hot air to escape through the vent.
These vents are commonly situated close to the roof edge. Their typical shape is a spherical model that has lightweight fan blades. While some people may not like their appearance, they are excellent at ridding your home of hot, stuffy air.
Skylights are a beautiful addition to any roofing system. Not only do they increase natural light in your home, but they also assist with keeping your attic well ventilated.
You can open and close them depending on whether on the environment within your attic. However, skylights need to be installed by a professional roofer, as they tend to cause leaks in your home.
For more information on how to keep your attic well ventilated, give Rhoden Roofing a call today!
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