Attic & Crawl Spaces - Attic

An attic's primary function is structural. The attic soffit and ridge vent ventilate the attic to prevent moisture build up in this space.

Care and Maintenance Tips General Maintenance

  • Proper ventilation through the attic helps reduce moisture buildup around the home and protects the aging of wooden materials in the roof (trusses and sheathing).
  • Check to ensure there are no obstructions from the soffit or ridge vents.
  • Check for pest intrusion and seal areas (not including vents) where insects or rodents can enter.
  • Check that bathroom/dryer vent lines are not disconnected or leaking into the attic.


  • You should not use the attic as storage space. Use interior closets or the garage for storage as appropriate.
  • Keep your attic hatch closed. When open it allows warm moist air to escape from your home into the attic.
  • If you are finishing of the interior of your garage (attached or detached) remember to install roof vents to this area to maintain proper ventilation.

* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.