HomeZada Home Maintenance Tip: Inspect Attic Air Vents

inspect attic air vents

Air vents are usually in the attics on the side walls. These air vents keep air circulating in the attic which can help cool the attic in the summer and provide a drying out mechanism in the winter. It is import these vents are not blocked by any debris and it can be important to ensure screens are intact with the air vents to prevent rodents and insects from entering the house. Inspect attic air vents will be important to avoid rodents, insects and blockage of airflow.

Check your attic vents

Get inside your attic however you can get in the attic and inspect attic air vents from different areas in the attic to make sure there is nothing blocking any airflow. You might also want to check to see if there is appropriate wire mesh in your inspection of attic air vents to prevent birds, rodents and other things from entering your vents.

Inspect attic air vents from the outside to also check for gaps or blockage. Some homes have gable vents on the side of the home, while others might be roof vents coming through the attic. Be careful when using ladders and walking on the roof to inspect these.If you are uncomfortable climbing roofs, you can also hire a professional to check these areas of your home.

Learn more about inspecting your attic vents and other maintenance tips here.