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All About Attic Venting

Most homeowners and builders believe that attics should be vented. If you walk down to your local lumberyard and lean on the counter, the employees and nearby customers will offer a variety of opinions about why attics need to be vented. Unfortunately, it's highly unlikely that the statements you hear will be true. [ more ]

How Many Louvers Do I Need To Ventilate My Roof?

Are you unsure aobut how to caculate how many louvers you need to properly ventilate your roof? Check out this handy caculator. [ more ]

How to Calculate Attic Vent Area Needed When Adding Soffit Vents

By Ben Erickson from - Keeping your attic cooler in the summer can increase the life of the roof as well as saving money on your air conditioning bill. To effectively cool the attic, outside air needs to circulate through it. One solution is to use the natural circulation caused by hot air rising to bring fresh air into the attic through soffit vents under the eaves, then expel the hot air through ridge or gable vents near the peak of the roof... [ more ]

Attic Ventilation

Probably the most common problem encountered in home inspections is lack of attic ventilation.  Most people don't understand the full meaning and benefits of good attic ventilation.  There is also a lack of understanding of how to size and position vents for an adequate design..... [ more ]

Proper Roof Venting

Proper roof venting is critical to good construction practices and maintenance. The purpose of roof venting is to reduce temperature build-up inside the roof cavity during the summer months and to reduce fungal wood rot and other problems associated with condensation in the roof cavity during the cooler months of the year ... [ more ]

Five Myths About Attic Ventilation

By Marcus Pickett - - Few things are more misunderstood about the home than attic ventilation. In essence, all ventilation is about circulating air to keep it fresh and to reduce moisture levels. About 90 percent of homes in the US have unreasonably high levels of moisture. Understanding whether your home could benefit from some form of attic ventilation might just be, if not a life-saver, a roof-saver. Here are some of the myths and the facts you need to know about attic ventilation ... [ more ]

About Attic Ventilation - Natural Attic Ventilation At first it may seem odd to add insulation for warmth and then purposely allow cold air to enter the attic through vents, but this combination is the key to a durable and energy-efficient home. Here's why: in the winter, allowing a natural flow of outdoor air to ventilate the attic helps keep it cold, which reduces the potential for ... [ more ]

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