Attic Insulation and Ventilation

Did you know that attic insulation and ventilation are a very critical aspect of your home? An under insulated attic will contribute to ice build-up and ice damming leaks as well as causing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Along with adequate attic insulation, proper attic ventilation is very important to prevent condensation leaks, mould, or damage to the rafters and roof boards/plywood, as well as helping to keeping ice damming to a minimum.

We have seen many attics that have been “topped up” with additional insulation, but without knowledge of the ventilation requirements, the extra insulation may only aggravate existing attic issues.

While many homeowners feel comfortable doing their own attic inspections, many do not understand attics, or do not wish to go into their attic. If you wish to have an attic inspection and consultation, please call us at 416 743-8058.