Attic Ventilation

Attics aren’t supposed to be airtight safes. They’re supposed to breathe.

Hot air rises. If you’ve ever been to your attic, you will notice that it is often hotter than the rest of the house.

Without proper attic ventilation, warm and moist air tends to rise and gather in a layer high in the attic, while cool dry air settles toward the attic floor. Hot humid air can damage the wood beams supporting the roof, leading to costly and unexpected roof repairs.

Nor is this a problem that will stay contained to the attic. High moisture content in the attic can cause discoloration of the drywall and wallpaper in the lower levels of the home — the parts of the house where you actually live.

Humidity in the attic also makes it a breeding ground for mold and mildew — contaminants that infect the air in your home, inflaming allergies and even causing disease. The mold can even overgrow the attic and spread to the floors, walls, and ceilings.

Finally, without proper ventilation, heat from the attic can transfer into your house, making it harder and more expensive to cool your home in the summer months.

The solution — proper attic ventilation through a combination of … 

Passive Ventilation

— vents in strategic positions that remain open, allowing air to circulate out without letting outside air in.

Attic Fans

— turbines that actively cycle hot air out of the attic at its highest point.

If your attic suffers from improper ventilation, ODIN Energy can detect the problem with a simple inspection and take the steps to fix it. With adequate roof ventilation, you will enjoy …

Prolonged Useful Life For Your Roof.

Repairing or replacing a roof is one of the costliest repairs a homeowner can face. Attic ventilation prevents moisture and heat from undermining the structural integrity of your attic support beams. It’s an affordable investment in the longevity of your roof.

Cleaner Air In Your Home.

Attic moisture causes mold and mildew to grow in the attic — even spread to the lower levels of your home and contaminate the air in your house. Ventilating the attic prevents expensive mold remediation, making the air in your living space cleaner and healthier to breathe.

Lower Energy Bills in the Summer.

Less hot air in the attic means less heat transfer into your home — meaning your AC has to work less hard to cool your home in the summer. That translates to lower energy bills, a lower carbon footprint, and less wear and tear on your HVAC.


You may qualify for thousands of dollars in rebates


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