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Why Proper Attic Ventilation is Important Year-Round

Are you finally ready to pull the trigger on that attic renovation? Or have you purchased a home recently, only to discover that your roof and attic have been subjected to moisture damage? As much as we may not like to think about it, proper attic ventilation is crucial in not only allowing warm air to escape, but also the condensation of the colder months before it wreaks havoc on your health, and your budget.

Buying a Pre-Owned Home? Check Your Attic Ventilation System

In many areas, this is actually a requirement before the purchase can be closed. This is a good opportunity to have the inspector check for any potential problems, including fire hazards and poor ventilation.

Regardless of what time of year it is, an ineffective attic ventilation system can damage your roof, attic, and walls. A thorough home inspection will be able to determine if your current ventilation system is sufficient and up-to-date.

If you’re not sure how much ventilation you will need to meet this benchmark, our attic & roof ventilation calculator will let you know how much ventilation your home will require.

Buying or Building a New Home? Protect (and Enhance) Your Investment

If you’re starting out fresh with a new home, it behooves the homeowner to make decisions that will allow them to get the most from their home, whether it’s years of enjoyment or selling it once the kids graduate.

In cases like these, we recommend checking out our copper roof vents. Not only do they do a superior job of allowing heat and moisture to escape, but they also look good doing it. Copper has been seeing increased use across the construction industry due to its curb appeal, resilience, and heat conductivity.

Good Planning is the Cornerstone of Quality Roof & Attic Ventilation

Regardless of whether you’re buying a new or used home, having a good ventilation plan going forward is the best way to ensure you and your family’s comfort and health. Think about what kind of kitchen you’d like to have. Is it going to be stocked with simple supplies, or something more robust like a convection oven?

Not only will you want to make sure that you pick supplies that will fit your needs and personal tastes, but you will also want to ensure that they will be compatible with your roof. To this end, FAMCO has an easy-to-read guide on roof pitch angles to help you figure out which equipment is right for you.

FAMCO Also Has Roof Ventilation Solutions for Commercial Buildings

Industrial kitchens produce a lot of smoke and heat build-up. With nowhere to go, the resulting moisture and particulate matter can pose a fire risk, as well as cause damage to both roofs and walls over time.

In many kitchens, exhaust fans push this smoke into a roof ventilation system that terminates with either a globe vent or kitchen exhaust fan. Where customer and employee safety is a concern, FAMCO has the solution that protects them, as well as your restaurant.

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