ATTIC MOISTURE IN WINTER
Moisture vapor from daily activities such as cooking, bathing, and laundry can rise into your attic, especially in winter when windows and doors are kept closed. These moisture vapors can build up on attic surfaces including the underside of your roof, and rafters, and settle on attic insulation.
Over time, attic moisture can lead to a number of problems including damaged insulation, mold problems, and even costly structural repairs.
Wet insulation loses its thermal resistance, allowing heated air from living spaces to pass up into the attic. As a result, you may need to run your heating system more often to maintain comfort.
ATTIC MILDEW & MOLD PROBLEMS
Moisture build-up can lead to mold and mildew issues and impact indoor air quality. This can be especially challenging for occupants with mold allergies or those that suffer from a weakened immune system.
AMPLE ATTIC VENTILATION IS THE KEY
Good attic ventilation is the key to preventing attic moisture problems. Good attic air circulation helps to prevent moisture build-up by regularly removing moist air from the attic. Here’s what EnergyStar recommends regarding attic ventilation>
AN ATTIC FAN CAN HELP
You may also want to consider an attic fan. An attic fan can dramatically improve attic air circulation. It is an affordable way to combat moisture build-up in your attic during winter months. And can also reduce heat build-up in the attic during summer months, keeping cooling costs in check as well.
ICE DAMS & ATTIC FANS
Even with good attic insulation, heated air from living spaces may rise up to your attic. A warm attic in winter can lead to ice dams.
An attic fan in winter can exhaust heat from your attic, reducing the risk of ice dams by keeping your attic cool.
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