It is easy and effective to provide your attic with the ventilation it requires. If you live in a hot climate, this is also a great way to make your home more energy efficient. Of course, it is possible to overthink your roof ventilation – something you don’t want to do because this will ultimately make it less effective. Nevertheless, with all the options that are available, this is easy to do unless you’re willing to spend a few minutes learning and understanding how this all works.
The Importance of Roof Ventilation
Simply put, air in your attic doesn’t have anywhere to go if your attic isn’t properly ventilated. This means the air will grow stagnant and hot. When your attic is full of hot air, the insulation and ductwork that’s responsible for carrying cool air throughout your home also grows hot. On the other hand, if you have the proper roof ventilation in your home, the air will stay cooler and it’ll take less energy and effort to keep your home cool.
The easiest way to think of your roof ventilation system is like a chimney, which works simply because it has a hole at the bottom and another one at the top. You want your attic to also have a hole at the bottom and another one at the top. This is important because once air comes in, it requires somewhere to exit from. If you keep this in mind, you’ll have a better understanding of your attic’s ventilation system.
Ensuring Proper Attic Ventilation
When you’re concerned about making sure you have the proper ventilation in your attic, make sure you keep things simple. Start by thinking of your attic as a chimney. Air will enter it from the bottom through a series of soffit vents (a vent that’s been installed in the underside of your home’s eaves) from there it needs a place to exit, which it does so through your home’s exhaust vents.
Make sure you’re only using one type of an exhaust vent. All your exhaust vents should be installed within just a few feet of one another in the top part of your attic. This enables the air to flow freely throughout your attic instead of simply flowing around the top of it.
This proper ventilation also requires a radiant barrier be installed. This is important because your radiant barrier’s job is to drop your attic insulation’s surface temperature. By doing so you’ll have an attic that’s not only cooler throughout the hot summer months but also drier throughout the damp winter months.
Now that you have a better understanding of roof ventilation and its importance, isn’t it time you make sure your roof has everything it needs so it can take great care of you and your home? At Done Rite Insulation we believe it is. Over the years many of our customers have been highly satisfied with the work we’ve done for them, which is also why we believe you should get in touch with us and let us help you with your roof today.