Why do Attics Make a Creaking & Cracking Sound at Night?

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Blog, Roof Repair
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Brendan Foster from Louisville Roofing Contractors is explaining why some attics creak and crack at night.

At night attic can sometime make loud creaking and cracking sounds. It can ofter sound as if the roof is broken in some way, or the roof is going to collapse. The creaking sound is perfectly normal, and is caused by the movement of roof timbers responding to changes in temperature. Watch the video to discover why this happens and what can be done to prevent it.



The Installation of Roof Vents Will Help Balance Attic Temperature & Prevent Creaking

No matter what type of ventilation system you choose for your roof, if it is properly installed, this, can make a huge difference in your home environment and reduce air conditioning bills during the warmer months. Did you know that in summer the air temperature in your attic could reach as much as 150 degrees Fahrenheit? That’s uncomfortably hot,

a proper ventilation system in your attic, allows hot air to rise from the lower area to the attic, and leave the house through vents. Most homes today have a ventilation system in the attic, but it is not always adequate for the size of the house. The most common ventilation vents are “passive” because these are operated, by the air that is around them.This category includes grilles vents, flat and turbine. Vents, operated by electricity, are called “devices active ventilation”, this category includes ceiling fans and electric exhaust fans. A good ventilation system helps extend the life of your roof, make your home more comfortable, and so it is very important these days when there is a lot of concern about allergens, this system helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your attic. These fungi and mold, are caused by a buildup of humidity and ventilation of the roof is designed to maintain a constant air flow, which prevents that the “ideal” conditions for the growth of these fungi are given. These vents are not only beneficial in the summer, they also prevent ice dams on your roof, preventing cracks and damage on your roof are formed, which can be very costly to repair.

For more information contact:

Louisville Roofing Contractors,
624 E Market St
Suite 2
Louisville KY
Phone 502 912 8937

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