Attic Ventilation Dallas

Attic Ventilation Dallas

Attic ventilation, in Dallas, is just as important as insulation, to the attic, however homeowners often do not even think about it.  The idea of maintaining sufficient airflow is not something top of mind and that could be the result of out of sight out of mind or the simple lack of education within the home industry.  When a roof is replaced, the contractor should methodically inspect the home, top to bottom, to make sure the roof has proper ventilation. If you’re not sure, then err on the side of caution and get an evaluation.  DFW Home Insulation can provide a complete attic ventilation inspection.  Attic Ventilation Dallas.  Inadequate attic ventilation will place undue strain on your roof and significantly shorten its lifespan.  Proper air circulation is vital.  The extreme Dallas attic temperatures, during the summer months and increased moisture in winter, make attic ventilation necessary for more than just moving the air. Fluctuating conditions warp roof decking boards, resulting in the premature aging of shingles.  Shingle companies typically require proper attic ventilation documentation at the time of roof installation to insure shingle warranty coverage. Furthermore, a properly ventilated attic will aid in the reduction of heating and cooling costs, while reducing the chances of mold growth.  Call DFW Home Insulation to inspect your Dallas attic ventilation today! (214)775-0905

A Dallas home attic, adequately and appropriately ventilated, will have constant airflow from the outside. Ventilation is governed by convection.  What is convection?   The dominant form of heat transfer.  Convection is when hot air rises into the attic and escapes near the peak of the roof, through ridge vents, roof fans or gable vents.  Cooler air is pulled inside via the lowest points in the roof to fill the space vacated by the hot air.  The cooler air is often let in by soffit vents located under the eaves (or overhangs). This circulation of attic air aids in the minimization of excessive heat and moisture in the attic.  Dallas Attic Ventilation.

DFW Home Insulation has discovered in Dallas homes, with our extensive experience and expertise, common causes of insufficient attic ventilation:

  • Soffit vents absent, or too few soffit vents to provide satisfactory air intake.
  • Obstructed soffit vents.
  • Improper installation of soffit vent baffles.
  • Interior exhaust ducts improperly venting into the attic including bathroom fans and clothes dryers.
  • No (or too few) working power ventilators.
  • Ridge vents installed with other existing attic vents.

In older Dallas homes with good attic ventilation, insulation may be the improvement needed for your home to be more efficient. It would be nice for your air conditioning to be able to keep up with your square footage on hot days. However, if you want the system to be efficient, proper ventilation will still need to be considered.

If you think you need to improve your attic ventilation, contact DFW Home Insulation at (214)775-0905. We will make sure your attic is properly ventilated and ready for the extremes of Texas weather.

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