As the warmer months draw to a close and Fall beckons, it’s common to start thinking about preparing the house for winter.
Perhaps that means performing the seasonal rituals of gutter cleaning, landscaping, and routine house maintenance. But, how much attention do you give to the health and upkeep of your roof?
Of all the things you can do to extend the lifespan of your roof, installing attic ventilators is one of the simplest and most effective improvements you can make.
Here are three reasons why.
#1: Improve Interior Air Circulation
Without sufficient attic or crawl space air circulation, pockets of warm air can begin to ‘pool’, which creates energy inefficiency throughout the home. Adding solar-powered attic ventilators stops warm air pooling, reducing the burden placed on HVAC equipment.
#2: Prevent Ice Damming on the Roof
When areas of your roof maintain significantly warmer temperatures than other areas, uneven ice and snow melting can result. Then, when the water reaches the perimeter of the roof, it can freeze again. This is called ‘ice damming’, and it’s notorious for causing damage to gutters, downspouts, and flashing.
#3: Reduce Mold and Mildew
When moisture from the indoors is expelled out through solar-powered attic fans, it has less opportunity to feed mold and mildew.
This is especially important for homes in climates that are already humid.
Here’s the best part about having solar-powered attic fans installed: it’s easy! Just contact your local LeverEdge dealer and inquire about the attic air circulation solution that is right for you.
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