Why is Proper Roof Ventilation So Important?

The Right Roof Ventilation -What It Means

Your roof is one of the most important systems of your home. It provides protection from the elements so that they rest of the systems or your home can function properly. When your roof fails you can expect that other systems are not far behind.  Insuring that your roof is performing 100% as it should will help to keep all your home systems operating at the height of their capacity.

The roof ventilation is a very important part of the roofing system of your property.  Most people do not give their roof ventilation much thought. Many people consider the roof ventilation system to be an important part of letting the heat out of their attic and it is but it is so much more.

Heating and Cooling

Your heating and cooling system depend greatly upon a properly functioning roof ventilation system. The idea is that your system will exchange the hot air for cooler air.  One of the best ways to facilitate this air movement is by having built in soffits that allow the cool air to flow through.

The air under the overhangs of your home always have cool air hanging around because the area is always in the shade. Soffits are an excellent way to insure that the the cool air comes in and pushes the hot air out through the roof vents.

Cost Savings

The proper roof ventilation system can help to reduce both your heating and cooling costs.  The proper ventilation system can also extend the life of your roof which of course is also a cost savings measure.

If You Notice

Your attic should not be suffocating hot in the summer. If it is too hot up in the attic than you may not have the right roof ventilation system. If you notice mold, or frost on the rafters after a cold spell than you may not have the right ventilation system.

Moisture on the tips of the nails in your rafters may not mean that you have a leak it may mean that there is condensation building up from poor ventilation. Moisture can absolutely be your homes worst enemy. A proper ventilation system can help to avoid all the mishaps that moisture can cause.

We can help! If you are having ventilation issues we can come and take a look and make recommendations to improve your ventilation system.

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