Is your attic ventilated properly? If not, you could end up dealing with a whole bunch of issues, regardless of whether you live in a warm or cold climate. A lack of ventilation in an attic space can lead to an increase in moisture, which could cause you to be plagued with problems like mold. It can also lead to ice dams forming on your roof in the wintertime, so you want to make sure your attic has enough ventilation. Check out some of the most common attic ventilation myths that are floating around out there below.
Myth: You can never have too much ventilation.
While you do need ventilation in your attic in order to prevent certain problems, there is also such a thing as having too much ventilation. An overabundance of vents can lead to leaking and can allow too much air to circulate in and out of your attic space. You want to work with a professional roofing company that can determine the appropriate number of vents so that you have just enough ventilation without overdoing it.
Myth: You only need to ventilate your roof if you live in a warmer climate.
Some homeowners falsely believe that roof vents are only necessary for those who live in warmer climates. Nevertheless, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You also need to vent your attic in colder climates. Venting the attic space will stop ice dams from building up on your roof by keeping the temperature in your attic consistent. It will prevent your roof from getting too warm or too cold in certain spots, which will stop ice dams from taking shape.
Myth: Roof ventilation will remove too much warm air from your home in the winter.
Since heat rises, people think that venting an attic in the winter will remove all of the warm air that is being used to heat a home. But in reality, the heat inside of a home shouldn’t be reaching the attic at all. If it is, you have bigger things to worry about than roof vents. Your roof vents won’t have any bearing on the temperature in your home as long as you have your attic properly sealed and insulation installed in it.
If you don’t think your attic has enough ventilation, you should have it checked out right away. Emerge Services can come to your home and inspect your current roof vents. We can recommend additional venting solutions and explain to you how they can help your home as a whole. Call us at 678-541-5511 today to schedule a consultation.