Attic Ventilation

Attic ventilation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about home maintenance, but proper attic ventilation plays an important role in ensuring a comfortable temperature in your home, as well as limiting mold growth in your roof or attic. At ABA HVAC and Home Solutions, we understand the unique needs of homes in southwest Washington, where the weather can be quite diverse, which is why we offer attic ventilation services to keep your home comfortable no matter what’s going on outside.

Call the attic experts at ABA HVAC and Home Solutions today for more information or to request a free quote!

How Do We Increase Ventilation in Your Attic?

One of our licensed attic specialists will come to your house and assess the area. We have a variety of techniques we use to solve attic ventilation issues, and based on what’s determined to be causing yours, we’ll create a plan.

Some of the common tools we use to solve attic ventilation problems include:

  • Eave or Soffit Vents: These vents are the most common type of attic ventilation. They are strategically placed to allow air to flow into the attic from underneath the roof.
  • Attic Fans: Attic fans are one of the best ways to prevent heat or moisture buildup in your attic. They circulate the air and can cool an attic by 40 degrees.
  • Rafter Vents (aka “Baffles”): These specialized boards are placed between the insulation and roof rafters, enhancing airflow through the eave or soffit vents.
  • Proper Bathroom and Kitchen Ventilation: The fans in your kitchen and bathroom are designed to eliminate excess moisture from your home. However, if these fans are expelling moisture into your attic rather than the outdoors, it can lead to mold growth.

Why Is Proper Attic Ventilation Important?

Attic ventilation is crucial for any home, helping with the function of temperature regulation and moisture control. During the summer, your attic can trap heat, and without an outlet for this heat to escape, it can infiltrate your living spaces, increasing the indoor temperature and driving up your cooling costs. Proper ventilation allows this trapped heat to escape, keeping your home cooler.

Conversely, in the colder months, when humidity is high, moisture may become trapped in your attic. Without proper airflow, the moisture can lead to mold and rot issues in your home.

What Problems Can Inadequate Attic Ventilation Cause?

Inadequate attic ventilation can lead to many problems in your home. Many of these avoidable issues will lead to damage to the structure of your home and costly repairs if not addressed immediately.

When your attic is not sufficiently ventilated, you risk any of the following problems:

  • Compromised roofing materials
  • Leaking roof
  • Reduced energy efficiency
  • Mold growth
  • Damaged insulation
  • Reduced indoor air quality
  • Creation of ice dams

Increase Your Attic Ventilation With ABA HVAC and Home Solutions

Proper attic ventilation is critical in the Pacific Northwest. At ABA HVAC and Home Solutions, we understand the unique needs of homeowners in the Battle Ground and Vancouver WA area. With hot summers to wet winters, the climate here can cause costly problems if your home’s attic does not have adequate airflow. Our technicians will be able to assess your attic and provide ventilation solutions to fit your home.

Don’t let inadequate attic insulation or ventilation compromise your home’s comfort. Call us today to learn more about our attic insulation and ventilation services!