Attic ventilation. Why is it needed?

Attic ventilation is an important factor in protecting your roof. Moisture can build in the attic from hot air sources produced within the home: bathrooms, laundry, cooking, and humidifiers. It is important to expel this air to ensure that mold does not develop and that wood does not rot. Proper attic ventilation also helps prevent your attic insulation from settling due to condensation and hence losing some of its thermal resistance.

If an attic is not breathing properly IDEAL can offer a number of retro-fit solutions to fix the issue by improving air flow. This is achieved through various air intake options as well as exhausts vents. Intake ventilation is most often drawn in through the soffit cavity. Styrofoam baffles or Air Chutes can be attached to the underside of a roof deck along the perimeter of the attic to allow for air intake from the soffit cavity into the main Attic space. If air is unable to enter an attic through the soffit cavity due to roof construction or lack of soffit vents then lower intake vents that sit just above the wall plate can be introduced. These vents are installed on the roof just above the finished height of the Attic insulation. Intake ventilation is drawn in from the top-side, unlike soffits which draw from underneath. Roof exhaust vents can be installed in an existing roof to increase the expulsion of hot air in specific areas of the Attic.

At IDEAL our attic inspectors are happy to answer questions about your specific ventilation questions. Give us a call and we’ll inspect free of charge.

Update: Alberta Energy Rebates Programs

We posted back in July that the Alberta Government was planning a new round of Energy rebates.  As per this recent article in the Calgary Herald it appears as though this program is on hold.

Read here.

IDEAL can still help you improve your homes overall energy efficiency by increasing your Attic insulation. Give us a call for a free in home inspection and estimate.

Uneven Attic Insulation

At this time of year it is common for Homeowners to identify cold areas of their home.  There are several potential causes and one of the simplest can be uneven or missing insulation in the Attic.  Attics are closed off spaces that few people ever investigate.  They are dark, constrictive and dusty.  Unfortunately being out of sight and out of mind can mean that issues are left unresolved.  It is very common for our inspectors to find an absence of adequate Attic insulation which is very easy to resolve.  If you have rooms in your home that feel disproportionately cold then give us a call and we’ll come and inspect your Home.  Free of charge.  🙂

uneven attic insulation

uneven attic insulation

IDEAL company infographic

We’re working on some new advertising for IDEAL.  Our infographic outlining all of IDEAL services is now complete.  Check it out!

 

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Upcoming Alberta Energy Rebate Programs

Looks like there is new round of AB Government energy rebate programs on the way for Fall 2014. No firm details for now.

Calgary Herald article attached HERE.

You attic is one of the easiest areas of your home to upgrade with very little disruption and cost effective value.

Give us a call to have your attic inspected today!

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Spray Foam insulation safety

Here’s a great video on the importance spray foam insulation safety.  IDEAL’s policy states that the premises must be vacant for 24 hours during/after spray foam insulation install.

 

Click Here to watch.

Attic / Roof intake ventilation

There has been quite a bit of interest in Attic ventilation recently.  The new low profile lower roof intake vent systems are garnering attention for their sleek design and minimal appearance on the roof.  Check out the Lomanco page for more details. CLICK HERE

 

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low profile lower roof intake vent

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