Why does attic ventilation matter?
Home Shield’s 3 Rules of Attic Ventilation
Air seal the attic floor!
When the attic floor is completely and thoroughly air sealed, we can prevent moisture and conditioned air from escaping into the attic. This does not allow the attic to pull up air from the house to replace air that escapes through the roof caps. The attic will pull air through the soffit vents instead.
Have adequate soffit ventilation around the entire perimeter of the attic. More is better than less.
Ensure that properly fitted baffles are installed along the entire perimeter of the attic. Baffles ensure that the soffit vents never get clogged up. We can’t tell you how many attics we have been in that had clogged soffits due to improperly installed insulation, wildlife nests, and unfitted baffles. By installing baffles correctly, we can ensure that the attic can pull the proper amount of air from the soffits. The less the attic is able to pull from the soffit vents, the more the attic will try to pull the air from the house.
Ventilation is more important at the base of the attic than the top.
Having adequate ventilation along the perimeter of the attic floor is more important than at ridge vents or gables. Having more venting at the top of the attic will cause more air to escape, causing more air to be pulled from the living space. Having more ventilation at base from soffits allows for all air to be supplied solely from the soffits and not the living space.
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