It’s very easy to forget about your attic, but it’s important to check on air circulation. Here are some reasons why:
- Heat and Moisture
If anyone knows about heat and moisture, it’s Alabama folks. Our attics are prone to turning into miniature versions of hell in the summer, and thus are easy to avoid. However, it’s important to inspect your higher floors and especially attic areas because they are comprised of structural components that can be prone to heat and moisture damage. If the air does not circulate at all, heat and moisture can get trapped in these areas, leading to a weakened structure, and in worst cases, a collapsed roof, if not addressed.
- Mold and Mildew
Heat and moisture can lead to mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can make your home not just dangerous to live in, but a weapon against your health. Mold and mildew can make you and your family very sick. It’s subtle at first, but mold and mildew can grow very quickly out of hand and cause serious damage.
- Insulation damage
Heat, moisture, mildew, and mold can also affect and damage your house’s insulation. If this happens, it can lead to increases in your monthly utility bill.
Proper attic ventilation is important! If you’re concerned about yours or unsure, you can reach out to Blue Angels Roofing and we’ll take a look.
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