By this point, you probably realize that proper ventilation is important… but you may not know how important. It’s particularly crucial in the attic, so make sure that you keep the area well-ventilated in order to keep your energy bills down… and much more.
Proper ventilation can actually help to give longevity to your roof and its structures. It can also prevent snow and ice buildup – like ice dams – which is still relevant in this late-winter season. As it creeps toward warmer weather, know that ventilation in your attic also keeps down the temperature up here, and in the rest of the home, keeping things safe and comfortable.
However, if you don’t keep your insulation well-maintained, then you could be asking for trouble. After all, improper use can run up your energy bills, lead to damage from snow, invite extreme temperatures in higher areas of the house, and more. It’s easy to forget about all this, but it’s a very important piece of home maintenance, and forgetting about it can really cost you.
When was the last time that you took a look at your vents? Make sure they aren’t blocked by anything and that the air flows easily through them. Do a quick dusting, if you can reach them safely. For those in the attic, either take extra care when examining them or call on a professional to handle it for you.
How do you know if you have proper insulation in the attic or not? Well, having “stuffy” rooms on higher floors is a sign, along with the buildup of – you guessed it – ice dams in the winter. Even if you don’t see any signs, it’s important to have your attic and the ventilation in general looked over every so often, so schedule an annual inspection to ensure your system is up to snuff (or, up to “fluff”).
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