Ventilation might seem like a minor consideration, but when done properly, it can extend the life of your attic, insulation, roof structure and shingles saving you hundreds of dollars in repair costs.
A home is kept looking good on the outside, in order to maintain an aesthetically pleasing and pleasant appearance, while the inside operates many systems to function properly, all will comply with the overall comfort and wellbeing of a home. The relationship between the two, are very connected.
This is where attic insulation comes into play.
The right amount of insulation is crucial and always relative to the size of a house as well as its endured level of temperature throughout the year. The basic ways in which attic insulation operates, reside in controlling the temperature flow of a home, through the dynamics of rising heat and falling cold.
In the summer, hot, moist air in the attic can effect roof sheathing and cause shingles to deteriorate. A hot attic also makes a home more difficult to cool, results to over worked air cooling and in unnecessary added energy costs.
In the winter, heat loss in an attic melts snow and can form ice dams at the roof edge. Water can back up under your shingles, wetting, damaging, insulation and eventually the structure of the roof itself. Ice dams can even cause leaks inside your home, resulting in drywall damage. Mould also flourishes in humid attics. Again adding unnecessary energy costs.
These are just some of the things that really come handy in knowing about the importance of attic insulation and all that it could mean to your home! So the next time you're reaching for a blanket, remember that your attic could use one too! Keeping the temperatures in your house stable, will in turn, make you more comfortable and cozy at home!