Ventilation Repair & Maintenance in Cleveland, OH
Home ventilation is a necessary aspect of home maintenance. More often than not, however, homeowners can forget or simply don’t know the importance of proper ventilation and airflow. Luckily, Ken’s Parkhill Roofing is here to solve your home ventilation problems!
Figuring out if you require home ventilation services is simple. If any of the following scenarios sound familiar, then it may be time to consider ventilation repair. Have you recently looked in your attic and noticed black spots or patches? Do you have huge icicles in the winter or ice backup problems? If you have either of these problems, you are suffering from a lack of home ventilation. While the ice problems pose damage to your home, the black spots, better known as mold, could be very dangerous for both your home and your family.
Before mold or ice begin to develop, there are repairs that could be made to your home to prevent these problems from ever generating. In order to prevent mold in attics and ice damage, you must create what we call a positive airflow.
Tips For Maintaining Good Home Ventilation
A helpful hint would be to remember that the temperature in your attic should be as close to the temperature outside as possible. Ken’s Parkhill Roofing can advise you on what to do as well as perform the actual repairs themselves.
Here is a glimpse of what you need:
- Install soffit vents on the overhangs of the home.
- Remove any insulation that is located in the actual overhangs, making sure air can travel through the soffit vent.
- Install baffles where necessary to separate the insulation from the underside of the wood sheathing (especially in homes with cathedral ceilings).
- Cut out the ridge/ peak of the home an inch on each side.
- Install a concealed ridge vent with baffles on the cutout ridge.
Once these repairs are performed your attic will be properly ventilated. The cold air must be able to rise through the soffit vents and escape out through the ridge vent, thus properly ventilating your home. However, to completely reduce your risk of ice damage, you must also make sure no heat loss is occurring. In other words, the home must be properly insulated as well. We also offer other home services, such as siding and gutter maintenance, so if you’re unsure about which services you require, simply give us a call!
More Information On Airflow
A product that we call an ice guard will greatly reduce your risk of ice backup. When in doubt, contact Ken’s Parkhill Roofing and we can provide you with both the knowledge and the repair work needed. Below is a diagram of what we mean by positive airflow.
Improve Your Home’s Air With Ken’s Parkhill Roofing!
Your home’s airflow is incredibly important to the comfort and safety of your family. Our team has many years of experience working in ventilation and can help you achieve healthy, strong airflow throughout your home. Contact us today via phone, email, or our website to get started!