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10 - April 25, 2014 | Hudson - Litchfield News Improving Attic Ventilation Benefi ts Roofs and More Homeowners are often interested in projects to


improve the aesthetic appeal of their homes, particu- larly those that may increase the curb appeal of their properties. But some projects, including improving attic ventilation, can benefi t a home even when they aren’t especially eye-catching. Attic venting preserves the life of a roof while improv- ing the energy effi ciency of a home. Although it may seem counterproductive to let air into the attic when you are sealing drafts elsewhere in the home, there is rhyme and reason to venting an attic throughout the year.


What is attic ventilation? Attic ventilation is a system of air intake and ex- haust that creates a fl ow of air through the attic. In the summertime, air fl owing through the attic will cool temperatures within the attic, preventing damage to the underside of roofi ng shingles and preventing ambient heat from traveling inside of a home. In the winter, air fl ow helps to keep the attic cool and dry. This prevents moisture that can lead to mold and rot issues from building up inside of the attic. Attic ventilation also prevents warm indoor temperatures and rising heat from warming up roofs during the winter, creating the freeze- thaw pattern that results in ice dams.


Improving attic air fl ow Many attics already contain passive


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ventilation in the form of vents or ventilation strips built into the edge of the roof. Other vents may appear in gables or eaves. Some homeowners prefer the addition of an attic fan to work in concert with existing venting. The spring season is an ideal time to have an attic fan installed because the weather is temperate, making it easier to work up in the attic.


According to Natural Light Energy Sys- tems, attic temperatures can exceed 160 F on hot summer days. Proper attic ventilation can reduce those temperatures by up to 40 F, prolonging the life of the roof. Attic ventilation also reduces the load on heating and cooling systems. No matter how much insulation is in an attic, some transfer of attic air will occur between the home and the attic, and that transfer makes heating and air conditioning systems run longer and harder to compensate. Homeowners who notice their HVAC systems running endlessly to keep the home comfortable can benefi t from improved attic ventilation, as can those homeowners whose


Passive and active venting systems for attics help keep homes comfortable and energy-effi cient all year long.


attics feature moisture damage in the way of rusty nails or moldy wood framing. An attic fan is often an effective remedy to these issues.


Attic fan 101 The installation of an attic fan is best left to a profes- sional, as it requires running wiring to the fan and it may necessitate cutting into the roof for venting. Many fans work with a thermostat and will turn on when the air temperature in the attic reaches a certain tempera- ture. The fan will circulate the air, helping to keep the attic cooler and dryer. Also, the fan can help expel fumes from cooking or appliances from the home. Canada Go Green notes that attic fans can reduce energy bills considerably by making HVAC systems work more effi ciently. Keeping attics cool and dry may also reduce how frequently HVAC systems need to be turned on or at which temperatures thermostats in the home are set. Improving attic ventilation may not add much to a


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