Do I Need an Attic Fan If I Have a Ridge Vent?

Mar 10, 2020

Attic FanYou may not realize it, but several things happen in your attic that keep your home comfortable throughout the seasons. One of those things is frequent air circulation. Without this air circulation, the hot air that enters your home through your roof will simply travel down into your living space and raise the indoor temperature in your home. However, if you have a ridge vent system, the air that enters your home through your roof will rise and exit your attic through this vent. Ridge vents can also help to evaporate any condensation that is created from the hot air. Condensation that is left to sit around in your attic can accumulate in your insulation and also cause mold, so eliminating condensation is a vitally important job.

That said, even though a ridge vent can properly circulate the air in your attic, there are certain instances when an attic fan is also needed. If there isn’t enough air circulation in your attic or your roof is constructed in such a way that there isn’t enough space for an adequate amount of vents, an attic fan can help enhance the air circulation in your attic.

Attic Fans From Byers

Turn to Byers if you’re concerned that you may need an attic fan to go along with your ridge vent system. We can inspect your attic to determine whether an attic fan is necessary, and if it is, we can quickly install one of our solar attic fans for you. We install attic fans from Solatube® that are durable, low maintenance, and environmentally friendly.

Contact Byers today to schedule a consultation with our expert team to discuss if an attic fan is the right choice for your home. We serve residents throughout Northern California.