Clogged Soffit Vents | Improperly Installed Attic Insulation
Ventilation is highly important for the health of your home. It's what allows your home to breathe. Attic insulation and ventilation work together as a team.
The most common mistake during an attic insulation install is usually the soffit vents being covered, therefore clogging or blocking air-flow (pictured). This will cause you major problems down the road.
What happens if my soffit vents get clogged?
Lack of ventilation in your attic causes condensation on your roof's decking (pictured)- this will eventually lead to the wood warping and decrease the life of your roof.
This can also cause damage inside your home which is often mistaken for a roof leak but it's actually due to lack of proper ventilation. Condensation will eventually lead to water stains on your ceilings.
If your soffit vents are blocked they can't do their job. Moisture from condensation could lead to issues with mold and mildew in your attic and on the insulation itself, which could cause health problems.
When installing attic insulation on your own, it's important to research proper techniques to prevent causing yourself bigger issues in the future.
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