Ventilation is critical to home comfort and energy efficiency. Proper ventilation prevents air pollutants from affecting the health of you and your family. It is key in controlling how hard your cooling system works in warmer temperatures and will help to ensure the life expectancy of your roof structure and roofing materials.
In this video, Jim and Glenda discuss the benefits of a proper ventilation system in your home.
In warmer temperatures, ventilation pulls the hot air out through the vents and maintains the circulation of cooler air. Cooling systems don’t have to work as hard to maintain an ideal temperature if adequate ventilation is in place. Controlled ventilation (teamed with good insulation) can vastly improve the operational efficiency of air conditioners.
In the winter, moisture rises to the highest level in your home. Without a means to escape, moisture will build up and destroy the structural integrity of your home and cause mold to grow. This is why it is extremely important not to cover your rooftop vents in the winter. Proper ventilation also maintains a cold roof in the winter and prevents the formation of troublesome ice dams.
Check out this video by Designing Spaces and Owens Corning, one of the largest roofing manufacturers about the importance of ventilation regardless of the season.
The U.S. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recommends a minimum of at least 1 square foot of attic ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic space. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 homes in the United States do not have proper attic ventilation. Due to a lack of industry training and education on this subject, inadequate ventilation is very common in the Oklahoma market, especially in newer construction. Many unqualified contractors will just choose the amount of roof top vents based on what they think ‘looks best’ instead of actually calculating the attic venting needs.
If you’re not certain of the state of your attic’s ventilation, let one of our energy consultants give you peace of mind with an assessment. We can inspect your attic for proper ventilation, and provide you with professional, informed suggestions on how to improve your ventilation system. We have an experienced crew with knowledge of all types of ventilation systems such as:
Soffit Vents Ridge Vents
Whirlybird Vents Louvre Vents
Contact us today to start saving on your energy bills!