An Attic Ventilation System is Comprised of Roof Vents and Soffit Vents
By Mark J. Donovan
Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com discusses attic ventilation systems and the benefits they provide to your home.
Attic ventilation systems typically consist of soffit vents located in the under-side of the roof eaves and roof vents. A continuous ridge vent is one the most common types of roof vents, however individual turbine vents and mushroom cap vents are also fairly common.
|An attic ventilation system is designed to remove hot air during summer months, and warm moist air during winter months, from the attic. By eliminating the hot and/or warm moist air, the attic can maintain a cooler and drier climate.
A cooler attic helps to extend the life of the roofing shingles as well as provide a more temperate environment in the home’s living space.
An attic ventilation system also helps to maintain a lower humidity level in the attic thus preventing the threat of mold and mildew growth. Also, by eliminating the warm moist air during the winter months, ice dams can be prevented with an attic ventilation system.
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