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Replaced Roof Question
Submitted by Peter Denson: August
Our old roof was recently replaced. New roof vents were installed,
but we still see signs of poor attic ventilation. Did the roofing
company who replaced our roof make a mistake?
Replaced Roof Answer
Having a new roof installed to your home does not guarantee adequate
attic ventilation, even when new roof vents are installed. Why?
In an attempt to be price-competitive, many roofing companies
choose to keep their business process simple by not introducing
their customers to the true importance of proper attic ventilation.
In addition, many roofing companies view attic ventilation as
too complex and bothersome to integrate into their services. back
New House Question
Submitted by Jen Devirgilio: August
My house is only 5 years old. Why do I need an attic inspection?
New House Answer
model houses often need extra attic ventilation due to extreme
air-tightness of their construction. Consequently, this air-tight
construction causes insufficient free flowing air. A healthy
home must be able to "breathe". This is only attainable by employing
sufficient intake/exhaust air flow, without compromising heat
energy or A/C energy. As experts in the field, AVS will evaluate
all the necessary requirements to help you successfully ensure
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Laundry Room Question
Submitted by Gobi Krishna: August
I discovered that the dryer in my laundry room was ventilating
into the attic. After having the dryer's exhaust re-directed through
the wall to be expelled outside the house, the attic is still
very damp and smelly. Why is this happening?
Laundry Room Answer
The constant wet-air-flow from the dryer made a long-term negative
impact on the attic's moisture level. It could take a few weeks
or months for the smell to subside. Be sure that the attic ventilation
is up to par and check other venting systems (kitchen, bathroom)
so the attic is not trying to handle another overload of moist