Do I need more ventilation to cool my attic?

When people think about their hot attics, one of the first things they consider is adding more ventilation in the form of solar fans, electric attic fans, wind turbines, more soffit venting, etc. Let me be clear: ventilation is a good thing and necessary in most attics. However, it’s really not the air temperature in the attic that’s the issue. Think about this: Your attic will probably be hotter on a 70 degree sunny day than it will on an 80 degree cloudy day. Why? Because it’s the RADIANT HEAT that’s making your attic hot. Listen below as I dive a little deeper into why more ventilation isn’t the right answer to cool down your attic.

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