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Last Updated: May 4, 2021

Insulation blocking vents

Good ventilation in an attic area is healthy for the house, the roof and the attic.

Vents covered or insulation against the vents

Vents occasionally get insulation stuck up against them. This often happens when a cable or phone guy is running new cable or wires in the attic and they shift the insulation around. Also, when installers put in a new fan or canned lights, they often shift insulation about and accidentally block the vents. Additionally, adding new or additional insulation in attics will sometimes block the vents.

The eave or soffit vents are the most common place for this type of blockage to occur.

Improving the ventilation in this case is very easy. Just pulling the insulation back away from the vents will solve the problem. This can often be done in 10 to 15 minutes by the buyer or a handyman.

No ventilation

If there is no ventilation in attic area, then consider adding some.

Clear back any insulation blocking vents or air flow; or possibly add:

  • Soffit vents
  • Gable vents
  • Ridge vents
  • Power vents
Who to consult? Roofers, qualified handymen and HVAC contractors.

Home owners can often add vents or extra ventilation themselves. Roofers, handymen and some HVAC contractors likewise do this work as well.

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