How to Improve Attic Ventilation

Good attic ventilation lowers cooling bills, extends shingle life and reduces winter ice dams.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Dust mask
  • Jigsaw
  • Stapler
  • Pry bar
  • Spade bit, 3/4-in.
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Roof vents
  • Roof cement
  • Soffit vents
  • Roofing nails, 1-1/4-in.
  • Sheet metal screws, 1/2-in.
  • Attic insulation baffles