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Attic Ventilation 

Proper attic ventilation is a must for attic insulation to perform. It’s simply counter-productive to insulate the attic without properly ventilating the space. Air circulation in the attic prevents the accumulation of moisture and stops condensation buildup in the winter months. In summer, attic vent installation allows for a cooler roof cavity, which reduces heat transfer. In the long term, a properly ventilated attic and roof cavity will prolong the lifespan of the entire roof structure.

attic ventilationThe Problem with Insufficient Attic Ventilation 

  • Is your home overwhelmed by the odour of mould? 
  • Have you noticed that your heating or cooling is more difficult to control? 
  • Is your air conditioner working overtime or experiencing more wear and tear? 
  • Are there signs of water damage or leaks around your roof? 

You might not have enough attic ventilation, and it could be harming your home and costing you money. 

Mold infestations, excess humidity, water damage, and structural damage can all develop when attic are not equipped with ventilation systems like rafter vents to let hot air escape. The damage that can result from improper ventilation in the attic or the complete lack of ventilation can be extensive, resulting in: 

  • Higher Heating Costs 
  • Contaminated Air Quality 
  • Structural Damage
  • Discomfort at Home

With an expert attic inspection, a professional can quickly identify your attic ventilation needs and help you upgrade to a more cost-effective attic and comfortable home. 

Boost Insulation Performance 

For the professionals at EcoComfort, roof vent installation goes hand in hand with insulation. We treat every attic as unique, and we install customized ventilation to suit the needs of the space. That’s why we offer a FREE attic inspection before any work is performed – we want to ensure that the most appropriate ventilation components are installed throughout. And here, we can offer a wide range of options – from soffit vents, to installing rafter vents, to ridge vents, to turbine and solar vents.

Benefits of Installing Attic Ventilation

The importance of attic vent installation for proper ventilation is often underestimated. This is shortsighted because air circulation in the attic is critical to roof design. Intake vents and exhaust vents are proactive and preventive – they ensure optimum performance for the “building envelope”. Consequently, there are a number of advantages for the homeowner who decides to ventilate the right way.

  • attic temperature is balanced and moderate (also helps the entire home)
  • moisture buildup is prevented, and condensation issues are diminished
  • roofing materials and insulation materials don’t suffer from deterioration
  • with far less heat buildup, energy efficiency through the home is enhanced
  • better-quality attic ventilation makes for lower heating and cooling costs
  • asphalt roofing shingles suffer less from condensation and last far longer

What Are Rafter Vents?

Rafter vents, also known as “baffles,” are a type of attic ventilation system that helps circulate air around your attic, keeping your home and your attic insulation in Toronto functional and healthy. They work with soffit vents (intake vents), which accept outside air into the attic. If you have soffit vents, you’ll need rafter vents to maintain its effectiveness. 

Why Install Rafter Vents for Your Attic Insulation? 

Rafter vents are a cost-effective investment that helps to protect your attic insulation. By installing rafter vents, you can safeguard intake air vents or soffit vents from becoming clogged or backed up by debris from old or loose-fill attic insulation. Installing rafter vents results in a more efficient and self-sustaining attic.

When attic ventilation is up to par, you can preserve the lifespan of your attic insulation in Toronto and the structural integrity of both your attic and roof.

When Do You Need to Install Rafter Vents? 

Installing rafter vents depends on whether you have soffit or intake vents. You can gauge whether you have soffit vents by looking for the mesh on the outside of your house that connects the room to your attic. However, in some cases, these meshes can be deceiving. You may be able to see a mesh, but underneath, there may not be an intake vent. To fully assess your attic ventilation system, you’ll need to look from the inside of your attic. 

It’s best not to go into your attic alone. With the team at EcoComfort, you can get a professional attic inspection and avoid the risks or hazards hidden within the attic. Our team of technicians will be able to carefully and accurately pinpoint where your attic ventilation needs to be upgraded and how it’s affecting your attic insulation. 

Attic Ventilation Solutions from EcoComfort

After an in-depth attic inspection, EcoComfort determines the best approach to ventilation, and the best venting solution for the space. We want to guarantee the best performance for the price.

  • Low Profile Vents: These basic roof vents have no moving parts, and are strategically installed in different parts of the roof. Based on natural air convection, they allow rising hot air and moisture to vent. These are also known as “box vents” and perform effectively when installed close to the roof ridge.
  • Static Ridge Vents: Ridge vents do not have moving parts. They are installed along the entire length of a roof’s horizontal ridge, and when combined with soffit venting, are very efficient. Season to season, ridge vents provide even temperature distribution throughout the attic and roof cavity.
  • Soffit/Eave Vents: Soffit vents provide air intake into the roof. They are installed in soffits and eaves, increasing the overall airflow of outside air entering the attic space. Soffit vents offer the most effective attic ventilation when installed in conjunction with ridge vents – it creates a ventilation system.
  • Rafter Vents: Rafter vents are designed to keep soffit vents clear so that outside air can easily move into the attic and then get ventilated out. As a complete roof vent installation system, installing rafter vents place them strategically so that installed insulation material is not adversely affected.
  • Gable Vents: Where recommended, gable vents would be installed in the gable portion of the roof (the peak). Also referred to as “gable-end” vents, these are designed to work with the intake vents (soffits or eaves). The idea is for air to move into the attic from intake vents and out through gable vents.
  • Power Vents: Power vents are motorized, and designed to remove hot air and moisture from the attic and roof cavity. Depending on size and mechanics, these vents can be controlled by temperature and/or humidity. Electrically powered, these units are quiet while doing an excellent job of ventilation.

Choosing EcoComfort for Attic Ventilation Services 

We are your local attic experts. We follow a strategic multistep process from inspection to insulation to ensure that every attic we work on is equipped to be high functioning. At EcoComfort, we always use high-quality Canadian materials and our years of knowledge and experience to ensure you can trust your results. 

For ultimate performance, attics should be properly insulated and properly ventilated. At EcoComfort, a combination of thorough inspection and comprehensive installation guarantees maximum performance. All products are warrantied and every install is guaranteed.

EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting provides services in the Greater Toronto Area and neighboring communities. From insulation to ventilation, we do our best to exceed customer expectations. More importantly, we manage every project from beginning to end.

To find out more, call EcoComfort for a free home estimate at 416-333-4554.

Attic issues? Poor insulation? Ventilation problems? Pest damages? Wet insulation? Attic Mould? We do it all!

Why Choose Us

EcoComfort We Are Attic Service Experts

We Are Attic Service Experts

We are experts in attic insulation, attic ventilation, attic mould prevention and remediation, and attic disinfection. Our quality products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe for indoor use. Meaning you won’t ever have to vacate your home. Our attention to detail is unmatched.

EcoComfort We Save You Money

We Save You Money

All of our insulation products are Canadian-made and carefully screened to meet rigid quality standards. We don’t sacrifice the quality of our product, we stand by our work, and we offer a warranty on all of our services.

EcoComfort We Provide All-In-One Services

We Provide All-In-One Services

We offer a wide range of attic and roof services. We have the best and most reliable equipment on the market. Our team of full-time, experienced attic experts can handle every aspect of the job, we never subcontract our jobs.

EcoComfort We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We make sure that every job is done right from start to finish and that every customer is 100% satisfied. We have a long list of happy customers and have insulated thousands of attics over the years. Our level of experience in this field is unmatched!

EcoComfort We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We don’t pay commissions to salespeople. At EcoComfort, there’s no inflated pricing, no hidden fees or surprise costs. We believe in doing the job efficiently the first time around. We never compromise on quality; our work is always guaranteed.

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