We’ve talked before about the value of having a solid ventilation system within your home, but do you really know how important it is? “Proper ventilation directly impacts your home’s energy efficiency and is essential to prevent a host of unpleasant issues,” so make sure you have everything covered!
The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation
Attic ventilation in particular is a way to save money and energy while preventing certain problems from arising as a result of a lack of good ventilation. During the summer, for example, high temperatures and/or levels of humidity can cost you big on energy bills, as maintaining that temperature will call for a lot of work from your A/C unit. Similarly, a badly-insulated attic will let most of your generated heat escape, making your heater work harder to keep things warm.
“Excess heat, moisture problems and ice dams that stem from a lack of adequate attic ventilation can also cause premature deterioration of your roofing material, the underlying sheathing, as well as the rafters and other structural components.” Put simply, there is a lot of potential damage waiting to be done if your ventilation is not fully optimized, and at the very least, it will cost you on your energy bills.
So, what should you know about ventilation? You need to make sure that soffit vents are installed successfully under the roof overhang, and that “ridge, box, or power vents” are located as high as they can go. These are just a few of the steps necessary to keep the air flow going as smoothly as possible, but you don’t have to figure it out on your own. A licensed roofing contractor can step in and discuss with you the state of your attic ventilation… and any steps that need to be taken to improve the state of things.
To have your ventilation optimized so that you can save money and energy, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a Anne Arundel County roofing business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.