How to Tell If Your Attic Is Properly Ventilated

How to Tell If Your Attic Is Properly VentilatedDo you spend a lot of time up in the attic of your home? If not, then you probably don’t have any idea if your attic space is properly ventilated. In many cases homeowners simply assume that their attic is fine as long as they aren’t experiencing any issues in the rest of their home. But the truth is that you could face a number of different issues if your attic doesn’t have enough ventilation. From rotting beams to mold growth and excessive heat buildup, a poorly-ventilated attic can cause some serious headaches.

All attic spaces need ventilation to promote air circulation throughout the year.

Soffit and roof vents are typically installed when a home is first built to provide more than enough ventilation. But over the years, those vents can get blocked up with dirt, debris and loose insulation that impede airflow. As a result, the air in your attic will stop circulating, and moisture and heat will start to build up. Over time, this moisture can seep into the wooden beams in your attic and cause them to rot. It can also lead to mold and mildew growth which can cause adverse health reactions in people with allergies and asthma. Some signs of ventilation issues such as rotting insulation, mildew growth on beams and ice dams during the winter are easy to spot on your own.

If you have an attic that is difficult to access, an infrared thermal imaging inspection can provide an informative look at the ventilation in your attic space. This non-invasive procedure can identify airflow blockages and heat buildups which are indicative of ventilation issues. If you’re concerned about the ventilation in your attic, give us a call today at (317) 313-5362 to learn more about how an infrared imaging inspection can help.

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