Combined with the right attic insulation and radiant barrier, attic ventilation is a critical component to creating the most energy-efficient environment in your attic. Employing wind or natural convection technology, our attic ventilation solutions pull air out of your attic through ridge vents, while replacement air flows in through the soffits.
Along with increasing the energy efficiency of your attic and your home, we will also make sure your attic meets local requirements of building codes for good attic ventilation. Based on the results of our no-cost evaluation, and depending on the structure of your roof, we may also recommend installing other attic ventilation systems. See below.
- Wind turbines: These ventilation devices spin in the breeze, drawing warm air and moisture out of your attic. Because they're passive, they're virtually silent and have no running costs.
- Air hawks: Also known as turtle vents and roof louvers, these covered openings allow air to escape the attic. They have to be placed evenly across the roof for effective ventilation.
- Solar powered vents: These powered exhaust vents (or fans) actively draw air from the attic, expelling excess heat to the outside.
As the professional ventilation experts, we’ll make sure the above equipment is installed properly. If improperly installed, sometimes the above devices will actually begin to pull air up from your home into your attic. We’ll work with you and the unique features of your home to ensure the optimal ventilation solution.
Great attic ventilation means greater savings
Proper attic ventilation is important for preventing heat build-up in summer and removing the moisture and warm air produced daily by laundry, showers, and cooking. Unless this trapped moisture is ventilated out of your attic, it can condense on cooler, solid surfaces and cause damage.
To find out how attic ventilation can keep your home in good condition, saving you money on heating and cooling at the same time, call your local experts at ARS/Rescue Rooter at 866-399-2885.