It’s likely that you rarely consider the ventilation across your attic. While most people don’t think about their attics much at all it’s important to consider a regular inspection of your attic when we are looking at air circulation. It’s likely that you may only go up into your attic a few times a year to store things or to retrieve items that are most important to you. Having a well-ventilated attic can be extremely important and here are some of the top reasons why you need to consider this regularly:
Moisture And Heat
Throughout the state of Florida, the heat and moisture can especially add up throughout the summer months. Most people don’t understand that the structural components in the attic are also extremely viable to the heat and moisture. With items like the roof deck, trusses and rafters starting to weaken when they’re exposed to moisture, this can lead to ongoing problems with your roof.
The Growth Of Mildew And Mold
With moisture and heat, it’s important to expect mildew and mold as well. When you don’t focus on attic ventilation this can often lead to problems with mold and mildew growth that can happen across your home. As these items will require remediation to get rid of, you need to consider getting them under control to prevent serious damage to your home.
Heat and moisture can get absorbed into the insulation in the attic and this can cause them to become damaged quite easily. Your home’s energy efficiency can be quickly thrown off as a result of damaged insulation and this will lead to ongoing cost with your energy bills.
Consider these top items and remember that a well-vented attic can be extremely important to keeping your home structures at its best.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.