A little venting anyone? Desert Sun Home inspections Carlsbad New Mexico.
On a recent home inspection in Artesia New Mexico. I found that the venting to the home was not up to par.
The home has gable venting and can venting. But what happens when the gable venting is not actually venting anything?
Even though the can vents were cut out and installed properly. The gable vents were not.
Free air space is what a vent has when being calculated to the homes attic size. Following the codes, These vents actually are very small in relation to the "Free Air space" that they deliver.
I am sure you have already heard about all the right ways and reasons to vent an attic. The main is to keep the moisture out of the attic. The second is the conditioning of the attics air space.
An improperly vented attic can be detrimental to the life of the roofing materials.
When inspecting home you need to inspecting the venting properly.
Take a look at what i found when on this inspection.
Here is what is on the exterior of the home Looks nice doesn't it?
This vent would have helped the venting of the attic. Why go through the motions of the vent install if it's a worthless installation?
Take a look at the vent from the attic looking out to the vent.
The back of the vent you can clearly see that the vent only had a couple of holes drilled into the sub structure and not cut out for the free air space as required by the manufacturer of the vent.
Is this a vent? Only from a cosmetic stand point. Is this post a vent. You betcha.
This is why you always get a "Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.
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Have a great day every one.