Unvented Attics: What’s the Worst that Can Happen?

In Air Tech, Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

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In a traditional single-family home, the attic isn’t normally used very much, aside from perhaps storage. Furthermore, it’s typically not even discussed or thought about—that is, until something goes wrong.

In the case of attics that aren’t properly vented, a host of issues can work together to decimate a homeowner’s pocketbook over time. These issues can almost all be remedied with attic ventilators like the solar-powered attic fan from Venti.

So what can go wrong when attics are left unvented? What’s the worst that can happen?

Here’s a quick list.

#1: Ice Damming Ruining the Roof

One of the more expensive consequences of an unvented attic is roof damage caused by ice damming.

Ice damming happens when uncirculated air in the attic allows for cold zones to form on the roof, typically during colder weather. This can cause patches of ice to form, and when that happens, the underlying roof system can undergo significant stress.

The resulting damage can be very costly.

#2: Out-of-Control HVAC Bills

When attic air is left to stagnate, it creates a significant strain on HVAC equipment like furnaces and air conditioners. The larger the air volume in the attic, the worse the problem can be.

This can manifest in the form of high energy bills that don’t have any explanation. Over time, these additional costs can amount to thousands!

#3: Devastating Mold and Wood Rot

In extreme cases, uncirculated attic air can contribute to the formation of mildew, mold, and wood rot. If left untreated, these issues can wreak havoc on homes, and on air quality.

If only there was a simple, easy-to-install device that could resolve all of these issues, bringing peace of mind to homeowners everywhere…

The Answer: Solar-Powered Attic Fans!

Solar-powered attic fans from the LeverEdge are engineered to move air quietly and effectively throughout the attic, directly addressing the problems listed above.

Curious to learn more? Contact us today, and we’ll put you in touch with a LeverEdge dealer near you.

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