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Did you know that when the summer heat beats down on your roof the attic can reach up to 150 degrees? Having attic ventilation can help control moisture, keep cooling costs down, and prevent the accumulation of mold and mildew.

Learn more about all of the benefits of proper attic ventilation:

Energy efficiency – during the spring and summer, balanced attic ventilation allows the roof to breathe, lowering attic temperatures and cooling the roof deck (base). A cooler attic will help reduce cooling costs because the accumulated hot air in the attic is removed quickly and your AC doesn’t need to compensate for long hours of oven-like temperatures.

During the fall and winter, a balanced ventilation system keeps attic humidity at lower levels, minimizing condensation and reducing the likelihood of mold and mildew growth. Condensation dampens and compacts the insulation, reducing its efficiency, and your heating and cooling systems have to work harder to replace the heat lost through the less efficient insulation.

Structural integrity – a properly ventilated attic reduces the risk of structural deterioration in your home by preventing wood rafters and the roof’s decking (base) from moisture damage and wood rot.

Reduced moisture accumulation – balanced attic ventilation lets cool fresh air enter your attic and lets hot, stale air escape. When properly installed, roof ventilation is the most effective way of removing heat and moisture from the attic.

 

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