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 …
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