Your attic is one of those spaces that is often “out of sight, out of mind.” You keep boxes with your memorabilia in the attic and only go up once a year to grab the Christmas decorations, right? What you may not be aware of is that your attic plays a big role in the comfort and energy efficiency of your home – and, one of the most important things you can do is have proper attic ventilation. But what does attic ventilation do, and how does it help your home? Here are three ways attic ventilation works for you:
- Material Protection – Attic ventilation actually protects your roofing materials, wood joists and underlayment. If you want your roof to last a long time, having proper ventilation will protect the insulation, roof beams, and your roof deck.
- Reduced Energy Costs – Did you know attic ventilation helps with the temperature regulation of your home – and can help to reduce your energy costs, too? By helping your HVAC system run more efficiently, attic ventilation can save you money on your energy bills each month.
- Year-Round Benefits – Proper attic ventilation provides year-round benefits for your home, including keeping it cooler in summer and drier during the cold, wet winter months. You’ll notice marked improvements when you take steps towards improving airflow overhead.
Contact us at 1° Temp Home if you would like more information about attic ventilation and ways that you can improve your home comfort. We know you will see and feel the difference!