Our homes are similar to the human body because, just like us, homes need to breathe. Homes require proper ventilation to stay healthy. Our Blue Fox Roofing team wants to walk you through everything you need to know about attic fans throughout this blog.
Basics of Attic Ventilation
Attic ventilation should be designed to provide your attic with proper intake and exhaust. Without proper attic ventilation, the attics of our homes can get extremely hot and humid. Excess moisture that can build up with improper ventilation will cause damage and shorten the life of your roof.
During the extreme heat and humidity of summers in Charlotte, power attic fans can vastly improve the flow of air through your attic. Power attic fan installation has helped many of our customers cut down on their energy bills and improve the longevity of their roofs and their air conditioners.
If you ever do have roof damage, we’re more than happy to help you with any roof repair services you need!
Improve the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner
Your home’s temperature can stay more consistent when you have proper attic ventilation. Hot air rises, and when your attic holds the heat instead of exhausts it, your air conditioner will have to work harder to keep up.
With a power attic exhaust fan, homeowners see a significant improvement in their AC efficiency and longevity. Over time, this can help you save money on your energy bills and potential AC repairs in the future.
Signs of Improper Ventilation
While you may have an attic fan installed already, it’s possible that it’s been done incorrectly, or is inadequate for the not the correct fit for the size of your home. It may also be the case that you do not have an attic fan installed. Whichever is the case for you, it is crucial to know the warning signs of improper ventilation.
Here are a few warning signs of improper attic ventilation:
- Mixed ventilation – that is a combination of exhaust vents installed in the same roof plane. For example, if your home has ridge vent and a power vent venting the same attic space, you will have short circuited your roof ventilation and loose efficiency.
- Rippled or curled appearance of the shingles or roof line may indicate excess moisture build up in the attic.
- Higher than average cost to heating and cooling your home may be a sign of improper ventilation.
- Fungal or microbial growth in your attic is a sure sign of excess moisture in the attic. Increased allergies may be a sign of this issue that can be caused by improper ventilation or roof leaks.
- Corrosion and rust on the metal materials in your attic. These metal materials will rust when under humid conditions.
- Deterioration and decay in your roof’s structural supports.
There could be several causes for some of these issues, but the culprit may be attic ventilation.
Power Attic Fan Installation
Once homeowners begin to see any signs of improper ventilation, we recommend scheduling roof inspection. The longer you go without proper ventilation, the more issues could arise in your home. It is vital to go with a knowledgeable and trusted company when searching for attic fan installation or roof inspection. There are many factors that influence the attic ventilation plan for your home.
Once your roof is inspected and you’re sure the attic is properly vented, you can put your roof worries to bed. If you’re concerned that your roof is already damaged, you don’t have to worry. Our highly trained and trusted team is here to help you with any Charlotte roof replacement and repairs.