If you are like most people, when it comes to your home, your attic might be the last thing you think about. But when we are talking about the functionality of your home, your attic plays a critical role.
However, in order to work properly, your attic needs to be properly ventilated. Here are three reasons why you check the ventilation on your attic:
Your Utility Bills Are Increasing. Take a look at your last few utility bills. Are they going up? If they are, that could be a sign that some part of your home’s energy system is working harder – and costing you more. The most common reason that utility bills increase is because the air conditioning system is losing efficiency. And the most common reason that air conditioning systems lose efficiency is because hot air is collecting in your attic – instead of being drawn from it.
You Suspect Mold. Mold is not just a major health concern, it is your home’s worst enemy. When you have mold in a home, it destroys the integrity of your home’s structure, damaging rafters, siding, roofing, and underlayment. But mold also thrives in moist climates, which means that the way to get rid of it is to expose it to sunlight and air, and most importantly, reduce the humidity in your home.
You Want To Extend the Life Of Your Roof. A roof is typically the largest investment in a home that people will make, so it natural that most of us want to extend the life of that investment. And as much as a roof can protect a home from the elements, it also needs to be able to dissipate moisture. No surprise here, a roof, while it can get wet, is not meant to stay that way. So the way to keep your roof going for years to come, is to keep it ventilated and dry.
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