Roof Ventilation: A Guide to a Healthier Home

Do you know what roof ventilation is? Do you know if your roof has proper ventilation? Roof ventilation is crucial in keeping your home in good condition, ensuring energy efficiency, temperature balance, and so much more. In this blog post, we will be taking a look at what roof ventilation is and why it is so important. 

The ventilation of your roof acts as the lungs of your home. It regulates air and moisture, preventing the inside of the roof or attic from becoming damp. If moisture were to build  up there, it could lead to the growth or mold or algae and can even result in premature deterioration of the roof materials, decreasing energy efficiency. 

The ventilation of a roof usually involves intake vents and exhaust vents. The former brings in fresh air while the latter releases the moist air from the home. This keeps the house balanced, preventing heat and humidity from collecting indoors.

Proper ventilation extends the lifepan of a roof, reducing the chance of shingle damage and early aging. It keeps the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

Signs or poor ventilation include excessive heat in the summer— since hot air is not properly escaping— and ice dams in the winter due to the trapped warm air melting snow on the roof which then refreezes. If you notice these signs, and think you might need an update to your roof ventilation, you should act sooner than later and give us a call so we can come do an inspection. Our inspections are always free!

The ventilation of your roof is essential for the proer function of your home. If you suspect any issues with your ventilation, call us today! We are always here to help!

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