According to the American Institute of Architects, approximately nine out of 10 American homes are inadequately ventilated. This statistic is alarming, because a poor ventilation system results in poor indoor air quality and excessive heating and cooling bills. Another danger of improper attic ventilation is that it can void the manufacturer warranty associated with your roof. Here are some benefits of investing in a well-designed ventilation system from a trusted roofing contractor.
- Consistent indoor air temperature. Heat from an improperly ventilated attic will radiate into lower living areas, keeping temperatures high and causing your air conditioner to run constantly. Ventilation keeps attic air close to the outside air temperature.
- Energy savings. Good ventilation of your attic will help to reduce the need for air conditioning and keep utility bills low.
- Low humidity levels. Adequate ventilation keeps moisture from condensing in an attic. This preserves the effectiveness of insulation and stops the growth of mold and mildew.
- Protection of roof components. A well-ventilated attic prevents the build-up of extreme heat that can cause damage to shingles and other roof components.
- Valid roof warranty. Manufacturers will not pay for a roof failure if it is determined it was improperly ventilated.
By allowing hot, moist air to flow out of the attic through exhaust vents and cool air to be drawn into the attic through intake vents, you can keep your home healthier and more comfortable.
Cool Down with an Attic Fan
Attic fans can be very beneficial for Georgia homeowners when the weather heats up. An attic fan pulls hot air from inside a home and blows it into the attic, allowing cool outside air to enter through downstairs windows. When the house has cooled off, the fan can be turned off and the windows closed. Most people with attic fans close their windows from early morning until evening, so the cool indoor air doesn’t escape.
To ensure that air will flow out of the attic, a home with an attic fan requires more venting than the minimum amount specified by building codes. For more information about attic fans and other ventilation topics, contact JCB Roofing today.
Call for a FREE Evaluation of Attic Ventilation
For proper installation of an attic fan and/or attic ventilation, contact the experts at JCB Roofing at (912) 200-9600 or (843) 376-3500 today! Homeowners in Charleston, Savannah, and the nearby areas can also fill out our online form. We are a fully licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor.