Attic Venting Experts: The Key to a Healthier Home
One of the most overlooked keys to energy efficiency in a home is proper attic venting. When your attic is properly vented it will keep your house cool all summer long and warm in the cold Wisconsin winters. Not only can you improve energy efficiency, you can also extend the life of your roof.
Understanding Attic Venting
Attics need to be properly vented to prevent moisture buildup, heat accumulation, and potential damage to the structure of your roof. When an attic is vented, you are allowing air to circulate and helps with regulating temperatures. In doing so, it can reduce the strain on your heating and air conditioning systems and prevent mildew formation in the attic. It can also extend the lifespan of the materials on your roof – saving you money in the long run.
Homeowners need to take a close look at the airflow in their house. A common misconception is that more ventilation is better. However, multiple systems do not always work together. For example, cross ventilation and gable vents do not work with intake airflow exhaust systems. A roof is made to have one ventilation system. Newer homes are made with a closed cell system, where no airflow is present. This creates what is called a hot roof often using spray foam so no airflow is present.
If unsure, a good place to start to know what you have on your home would be to do a home energy audit. Community Roofing and Restoration is based on a guild system. Since we have been in business for over 40 years, we have relationships with other professionals who can do a free home energy audit.
The Risks of DIY Attic Venting
Some homeowners may attempt to handle attic venting themselves to save money. But more than likely, it’ll cost them. There are many risks associated with DIY attic venting including improper installation, incorrect calculations, violating building codes, insufficient insulation and sealing. Additionally, there are personal safety hazards like being exposed to hazardous materials or mold. Additionally, if you don’t hire an expert, you could void warranties on roofing materials and ventilation products.
Benefits of Hiring an Attic Venting Expert
There are a lot of benefits of hiring a local attic venting expert. An expert has in-depth knowledge. We have over 40 years of experience so there isn’t very much that surprises us anymore. They can also offer tailored solutions based on your attic requirements and come up with customized ventilation solutions. You can also have peace of mind knowing the installation will be done properly and minimize any risk from an improper install. Lastly, you’ll probably save time due to their experience and money saved from mistakes, reworks, or voided warranties.
Choosing an Attic Venting Expert
Just like any other home renovation project, it is important to choose one with experience and proper credentials. Testimonials and reviews can also tell you a lot about the professionalism and craftsmanship from different companies. You also want to make sure that anybody you hire is both licensed and insured. Verify that the contractor you are hiring has these before agreeing to any work on your home.
If you are ready for an experienced attic venting expert to come out to your home for a free estimate, fill out the estimate form or give us a call at 414-332-1139.