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The most common misconceptions about attic ventilation:

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Many homeowners take their attic ventilation for granted. Your ventilation often plays a significant role in the life expectancy of your roof as well as your roofing materials. If you haven’t inspected your attic ventilation system there’s a chance that it may not be functioning properly and this could lead to ongoing degradation in your roofing. In this article, were going to address some of the most common attic ventilation myths to help you better understand the system:

You only need attic vents if you live in a hot climate:

Proper attic ventilation is required no matter where you live. Installing attic vents can be crucial to maintaining your home’s energy efficiency, preventing the build up of condensation in your attic and making sure that you can preserve your roofing materials.

Attic vents can remove warm air through the winter:

Most people think about closing up their attic vents in the winter so that less heat will escape their home. Your attic vents should remain open throughout the year and your installation will be responsible for keeping the warm air inside your home. Degraded insulation will make sure that warm air will seep out of your attic, the vents will be responsible for proper air circulation without heat loss.

Adding more ventilation is never a bad thing:

Proper calculations are required when seeking the optimal level of attic ventilation. More attic ventilation isn’t a good thing, you ventilation needs to be done with proper balance. Based off of the size of your home, your attic ventilation needs to have as much air intake as it does space for exhaust. To calculate this appropriately, the size and slope of your attic will need to be measured.

Keep some of these top misconceptions in mind if you are looking at your attic ventilation in the future.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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