Attic Ventilation and Insulation

Isulation

Almost every homeowner can save both energy and money by adding insulation. Insulation acts to slow the transfer of heat from the warmer area to the cooler area. The thicker your attic insulation, or higher the R-Value, the longer it will take for the heat to move through the insulation. This is similar to wearing multilple layers of clothes on a cold day. The more layers you have on, the less heat will escape and you will feel warmer. The effect on your home is that your home will be cooler in the Summer and Warmer in the Winter.

 

Attic Ventilation

Vents are openings in the attic area that allow moisture to escape. If you don't ventilate properly, water vapor can condense and collect on insulation and rafters. This will reduce the effectiveness of the insulation and could damage the house. Also, without ventilation, attic heat could penetrate into living areas during summer.

If your home is fitted solely with small gable-end vents or a ventilator high in the roof, you might want to consider adding soffit vents to increase airflow. These vents allow outside air to enter the attic at the lowest point of the roof - along the underside of the eave. They're most effective when used in conjunction with a continuous ridge vent.

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