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Roofing Ventilation Myths

There are a few things that are misunderstood about the home and attic ventilation. All ventilation is about circulating air to keep it fresh and to minimise moisture levels.

Did you know about 90% of homes have unreasonably high levels of moisture? Understanding whether your home could benefit from attic ventilation might save you money and time in the long run.

Here are some myths about roof ventilation.

  1. More attic ventilation is good – just like properly sizing your bed and kitchen units, you want to measure the right amount of attic ventilation for your home too.
  2. Roof vents are for warmer climates only – sun exposure, shingle colour and insulation are more important to overall energy efficiency than ventilation
  3. Roof vents remove warm air during the winter – your attic space can be warm by the sun at any time of the year

Roof vents guarantee roof ventilation – if you need some additional advice on how roof vents work, talk to Direct Skylights