Why You Want a Well-Ventilated Attic

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The vast majority of homeowners in Cherry Hills Village, CO do not pay much attention to their attics, and we can’t really blame them. It is a space in your home that many people spend almost no time in other than to store and retrieve items stashed away up there. So when it comes to the ventilation needs of their attic, most homeowners have no idea if their attic is meeting the standards that it should be or why it is so important that it does. Here are some reasons why you should be making sure that your attic is well-ventilated.

Limits Heat

It is no secret that hot air rises, so during the summer months when the temperatures are at their hottest, your attic becomes filled with extremely hot air. What many homeowners are not aware of is that the structural roof components such as the trusses and rafters located in your attic are often susceptible to extreme levels of heat. If you do not have proper ventilation, then the heat becomes trapped and can actually warp these integral pieces, which could lead to major issues such as a collapsed roof.

Eliminates Mold and Mildew

Well-Ventilated AtticNot only are mold and mildew extremely gross things, but they are also capable of causing significant damage to your home. Whenever there are high levels of heat as well as moisture, the conditions become perfect for both mold and mildew to develop. Since most homeowners go extended periods of time in between their visits into the attic, what starts out as a small mold or mildew problem can easily expand into a massive problem by the time you have noticed it. By ensuring that you have proper ventilation in your attic, you can help prevent both mold and mildew from becoming an issue that you have to deal with.

For more information about the importance of proper ventilation and other important roofing tips for your home, be sure to contact Horn Brothers Roofing today.

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