Many homes in Moose Jaw and throughout Saskatchewan do not have proper attic ventilation. Attic ventilation can impact the longevity of the entire home.
In our Saskatchewan winter climate, the primary purpose of ventilation is to maintain a cold roof temperature to avoid ice dams created by melting snow and to vent any moisture that moves from the warm living space to the attic.
In our warm-hot Saskatcewan climate, the primary purpose of ventilation is to expel solar-heated hot air from the attic or roof to relieve the strain on air-conditioning systems. Attics which are not vented will reduce the life of the shingles.