In any residential home, air moisture and indoor heat have a direct impact on the effectiveness of the attic insulation. Insulation is most effective when the attic space is well ventilated. In that way, the air circulation manages both heat and moisture. Homeowners installing new attic insulation in Toronto should ensure that attic ventilation is part and parcel of the complete "system."
When professionals install home insulation in Toronto, air sealing and air ventilation are always considered. In summer, good ventilation will manage excessive heat build-up in the roof cavity and, therefore, better maintain indoor comfort. In winter, good ventilation controls warm, humid indoor air to avoid condensation, which would otherwise negatively affect the entire attic infrastructure.
Keeping Heat Under Control
Warm air inside the home naturally rises, eventually reaching the attic. In practice, attic ventilation in Toronto is designed to “vent out” or let out hot air and heat that rises to the attic instead of letting it collect in the attic and roof. The solution for keeping all this heat under control and properly managed is attic ventilation. In the summer, when the sun's heat beats down, there's also a tendency for heat to accumulate in the attic. Here again, it's the ventilation that keeps things under control. When things are in balance – quality insulation, air sealing, and attic ventilation – the "system" controls heat accumulation.
Managing Attic Air Moisture
In the attic and roof cavity, air moisture is the enemy of insulation. The fact is, air moisture can originate from different sources. Still, excessive amounts can damage existing insulation materials and even allow mold to grow. The idea is to control air moisture levels so that no damage can ensue. Here, a multi-pronged approach is the answer – properly air sealing the attic; ensuring optimum air ventilation; and upgrading attic insulation with blown-in cellulose. In tandem, these three elements will effectively manage and control air moisture while providing indoor comfort.
Heat / Moisture Combination
In any residential home, the combination of heat and moisture compromises indoor comfort from one season to the next. A comprehensive attic inspection can identify heat and moisture issues while identifying potential remedies to improve the situation. Indeed, improving attic ventilation will be one remedy, and ensuring air sealing will be another. Homeowners upgrading their attic insulation in Toronto (or general home insulation in Toronto) will also attain benefits when it comes to heat and moisture issues. Most importantly, home comfort will be noticeably improved.
Choose EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting
EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting provides a full-service approach when it comes to the attic. Our team of in-house attic experts is very experienced, and we don’t subcontract any of the work. We don’t have inflated project costs, we don’t have any hidden fees, and we don’t have any added costs. We just do the work right the first time and guarantee everything 100%.Working with EcoComfort, homeowners in Toronto and throughout the GTA can rely on our team to recommend the products and installations that best suit our customer’s specific needs.
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