Attic and Roofing
The attic of your home acts as the lungs for your roof. Having attic ventilation allows for the roofing structure to stay properly aired out. Proper ventilation allows fresh cooler air to enter the attic, and allows the hot humid air to escape the attic.
Balanced ventilation is important for all roof structures, commercial and residential alike. A properly ventilated roof system receives plenty of fresh air through the eaves, soffit, or fascia. It also needs proper exhaust through roof ventilation. These intakes and exhausts are vital to regulate the temperature of the attic.
Ventilation and Heating
The most noticeable differences that ventilation makes to a homeowner are possible added heating and cooling expenses. Lack of proper attic ventilation can cause these expenses to skyrocket. Without proper ventilation, your attic traps cool air within it. This causes your central heating and cooling unit to spend more time artificially regulating your home’s temperature. Lack of ventilation can be expensive throughout the year, but can be especially expensive during fall and winter. During the colder months, moisture has a higher chance of damaging your roof.
So, Does It Matter?
In short, yes! Proper ventilation is a vital part of a complete roof system. Ventilation protects your roof from premature deterioration and helps keep heating and cooling costs low.
If you have any questions about proper roof systems, feel free to contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us today to schedule an inspection to make sure your roof has proper ventilation.
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