What You Need To Know About Attic Ventilation

What You Need To Know About Attic Ventilation



If you’re a homeowner, you’re likely storing things in the attic such as Christmas decorations, family albums, and other items that you don’t really need to have around the house year-round. If so, then you should be concerned about whether that area of your home is being properly ventilated. To find out, you’ll need a professional roofer to inspect your attic ventilation and let you know whether you’ll need to make some upgrades or fixes. Here are a few things you might ask:

  • Does an attic need a lot of ventilation?
  • Is my current ventilation enough to keep a steady flow of air through the attic?
  • What does my current installation look like now?
  • What, if anything, needs to change?

Not all homeowners have the time or the ability to get up into the attic or roof in order to get a good look at things. Therefore, having a professional do an inspection is safer and gives you a more accurate understanding of the condition of your roofing and ventilation. This is especially important if you store important items in your attic that require an adequate amount of ventilation, especially during the hotter months of the year. Chances are that you’re not going to want to store an awesome record collection up there if it’s just going to melt into a puddle of sad vinyl.

You can ask a professional roofer to take pictures of the areas which you cannot safely access for yourself. This will give you a chance to see the current condition of your attic’s ventilation system and you’ll have a basis for comparison once the repairs are done. This is something that not many people consider doing, but aren’t you curious as to how things look up there?


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