Getting a New Roof This Spring? Don’t Forget About Adding an Attic Fan

For many people, spring cleaning means renovations and home repairs. As the winter is left behind, this may mean getting a new roof for your home. Whether it’s due to an expansion or renovation or simply an upgrade, there are a lot of considerations to getting a new roof.

In addition to the obvious considerations like the type of roof and the roofing company, another thing you should consider is adding an attic fan. Attic fans are easy to install and they’re affordable, so adding this to your to-dos will be next to nothing besides the roof replacement. Plus, adding an attic fan comes with a long list of benefits for your home and your roof itself.

Risks to Your Roof
Your roof is the first line of defense against the harsh outdoors for your home. Therefore, your roof should be durable and built to last. However, even the best roofs can get damaged.

High winds, ice storms, and falling trees and branches all pose a risk to your roof. But the outside environment isn’t the only threat to your roof. So are the inside conditions in your attic.

  • Mold and mildew: Mold and mildew can wreak havoc on an attic. Once mold sets in, you can’t simply disinfect it. The affected area has to be completely removed and replaced. In the case of mold, even the newest roofs are vulnerable.
  • Rot: Poorly ventilated attics allow for moisture to build up. In addition to the risk of mold and mildew, this can also cause rot to set into the walls and ceiling of your attic, affecting your roof.
  • Ice dams: Poor ventilation also means a buildup of heat in the attic. Not only does this provide the perfect environment for mold and make your attic unbearably hot during the summer, but it also increases the risk of ice dams during the winter.

Prevent Damage and Increase the Lifespan of Your Roof with Attic Fans
Installing an attic fan can prevent all of the risks to your attic listed above. Attic fans actively ventilate your attic by exhausting trapped air and replacing it with outside air. When they’re on, they keep a constant flow of air into and out of the attic.

By running an attic fan you can prevent moisture from building up in your attic, thereby preventing mold, mildew, and rot. Also, you can keep temperatures down in your attic. In the summer, the attic fan will prevent temperatures from soaring, and in the winter it will prevent ice dams from forming by keeping the attic air cool.

At, we have a range of attic fans for every type of attic. Whether you need an attic gable fan or want to go solar with our 14” Solar Attic Fan with 40 W Panel, we’ve got you, and your new roof, covered.