Myths About Roof Ventilation
Published on July 06, 2022
When upgrading or retrofitting their property, the attic and roof is not usually front of mind, when compared to fixtures and spaces around the house that are encountered on the regular basis. But the roof and attic play a more important role than you may think, with proper attic installations from rooftop vents to attic insulation itself, you can enhance the energy-efficiency of your entire home and improve indoor comfort. At EcoComfort, our team of attic experts are here to answer all your attic ventilation and insulation questions.
Unfortunately, attic and roof vent installation are not well-understood. Read on to learn the truth about some common attic ventilation myths.
Myth: Vents Are Only Meant for Hot Climates
While it seems like vents would let out valuable warm air in the winter, rooftop vents are beneficial to homes in Toronto, Mississauga, and elsewhere in the GTA even during the winter. It’s true that the role of roof vent installation is to allow hot air that rises to escape effectively. Attic installations all work together to properly retain heat, so with the right insulation a rooftop vent will not reduce the efficiency of your home or overwork your furnace. In colder seasons, rooftop vents help reduce moisture that would otherwise compromise your attic and entire home.
Myth: Attic & Roof Vents Let Pests In
Because attic roof vents leave an unbarricaded entrance to your attic from outside, some homeowners believe that this enables critters and pests to enter, taking up residency in your attic. While insects can reach your roof, they are often harmless and unlikely to stay very long when there is a lack of food sources. If rooftop vent installation is complete, larger pests like rodents and birds would have a difficult time entering the attic and wouldn’t stay there very long without a nearby food source. To learn if your attic is vulnerable to pests, contact EcoComfort for comprehensive attic inspections in Toronto and the GTA. Our experts will help you identify vulnerabilities in your attic ventilation and roof so you can pest-proof your home.
Myths: The More Vents, The Better for Your Attic
Like with your attic insulation, choosing the right amount, and the right type of attic and roof ventilation is absolutely critical, too many or too little can throw off the balance of your attic performance. Too much attic ventilation can leave your home vulnerable to air leaks and heat loss, costing your more on your monthly heating bills. One the other hand, too little ventilation or the incorrect roof vents will result in excess moisture and heat build up in the attic which would inevitably lead to mold outbreaks, negatively affecting your indoor air quality.
Attic Ventilation Upgrades with EcoComfort
There are many different types of roof vents including soffit vents and rafter vents each that have varying effects on your attic. To choose the best rooftop vents, contact the attic experts at EcoComfort for all your attic installation needs. We offer a range of high-quality attic-centric services such as blown-in insulation installation, attic ventilation, and attic insulation removal.