To help keep your roof healthy, proper ventilation is key. Proper ventilation extends the life of your materials, and keeps them cooler in the heat of the summer and warmer in the cool of the winter. It will also keep moisture from forming in your attic, which can harbor all kinds of nasty pathogens, putting you and your family’s health at risk. Also, not properly venting your roof can be an expensive problem to solve after the fact, so make sure you ask your roof installation contractor about how your roof and attic will be vented during the installation process.
Attics need fresh air to breathe and stay healthy just like we do so it is important to keep your roof ventilated. You’re going to have two types of vents, which are intake and outlet. Intake vents are installed lower than the outlets so that a sort of vacuum is created by moving fresh air in through the intake vents and circulates it out at the higher outlet vents. This creates a constant air flow that keeps fresh air circulating throughout your attic, allowing it to breathe keeping your materials healthy.
It is possible to have too much ventilation, so determining how keep your roof ventilated properly is important. You need the exact amount of ventilation in order for your roof to be as energy efficient as possible. It is important to figure out where the vents should be placed and what size vents you’re going to need. The best way to accomplish this and get it done properly, you will need to hire a professional, licensed roofing contractor to configure the correct vents and locations according to the design of your roof.
Look for these signs that your attic may not be properly ventilated:
If you see any of these issues or signs, you should call a professional, licensed roofing company as soon as possible to inspect your attic and roof to give you a solution to the problem. Your family’s health and the lifespan of your roof could depend on it.