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With improper ventilation it will COST you thousands.

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Ventalation

Ventilation 

Ventilation and roof ventilation are critical to your home, primarily in the attic. Without good ventilation, your roof can show signs of damage. Moisture damage, so your roof will not last as long.

Your home should have about a 35% up to 40% humidity level throughout winter. If your humidity levels are higher, condensation can occur inside the house and on windows, walls, and ceilings. 

And depending on the home, even 35% can be too much. In many cases, the sources of moisture can vary. 

Some familiar sources of attic moisture are showers, dishwashers, dryers, cookers, washing machines, baths, humidifiers, and other heat-producing machines. 

In most cases, these sources do not produce excessive moisture. However, if a house is air-tight and has poor ventilation, it can contribute significantly.

Attic condensation generally happens during the winter & spring months when warm, moist air from the main living area rises into the attic space. When that warm, moist air meets the chilly underside of your roof’s deck, condensation occurs.

In the winter, attic condensation often turns into frost, posing no threat. However, when the ice melts, it turns back into condensation, making everything it touches wet –usually insulation and wood. 

Now, your wood frames, rafters, roof sheathing, and attic insulation is vulnerable to mold and rot, which can cause more significant problems, such as a roof leak.

What Causes Attic Condensation?

Good Ventilation

Improperly vented bathroom and dryer exhausts in the attic. Instead of venting outside. You could have a broken bathroom exhaust fan tube, which lets moister in the attic. Even a broken seal around a duck of HAVC system can cause moister in the attic.

The roofing ventilation works on gravity. We know heat rises, but the heat is still in the attic and is absorbed n the attic insulation, which the heat from the insulation trickles down into your living area.

 The heat from the attic insulation in the right conditions can cause moister build-up as the humanity gets pulled in from the outside.

It gets trapped in the attic insulation, which causes mildew and fungi and can cause an unhealthy environment for you.

The other side of the coin is the damage moister causes to the roof and structure of your home. Your roof will start to soften, and its weight will cause it to collapse.

The moister can trickle down in the walls and cause thousands in damage. After the mildew gets inside the walls and roof, it will grow and spread throughout your home.

The primary cause of your attic-moisture problems results from warm air escaping from the heated portion of your home into the unheated attic space. Heat escapes around penetrations in the wall and ceilings made for items such as light fixtures, wires, vent pipes, and fans.

And depending on the home, even 35% can be too much. In many cases, the sources of moisture can vary. Some familiar sources of attic moisture are showers, dishwashers, dryers, cookers, washing machines, baths, humidifiers, and other heat-producing machines.

Solution

In winter, it is just as important as in summer to have a solar power fan on your roof. A solar attic fan removes most of the heat and helps to keep the heat from getting into your insulation. It also helps reduce moisture from the attic. 

You are preventing damage to your roof and home. Also, a cooler attic means cooler insulation, which means a cooler home. A solar attic fan also helps reduce moister, which helps prolong your roof.

Closing

Ventilation is a big part of your home. I am sure you do not like someone telling you that you must spend ten thousand dollars on replacing your roof. Besides that, most people do not have that kind of money in the bank. No one would like to borrow the money and have years of payment.

So would you spend a few hundred dollars to save thousands? Get a solar attic fan installed and save.

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