In cold climates, ventilation helps maintain a “cold” roof system by combing cool outside air with attic air to allow for less snow melting on the roof. This helps avoid harmful ice damming. In warm climates, good attic ventilation helps push out hot air, which contributes to moisture problems.
A few benefits of proper ventilation are as follows: It helps reduce damaging moisture. Too much moisture can build up in the attic, cause mold, potentially damage the structure, and degrade the roof system. It can help save energy. Heat built up in the attic can be pricey. The air conditioning has to work harder to cool down the house, particularly the conditioned area beneath the attic. It helps prevent damage to the roof shingles. An abundance of attic heat can cook the shingles and cause them to age quickly.
Sadly, most homes in North America are not ventilated, which can result in mold, wasted energy, untimely roof system degradation and rotted decking. Proper attic ventilation creates a balanced system using ridge vents or other exhaust vent in combination with intake vents installed at eaves, soffit, or fascia areas. Intake ventilation is important to ensure the exhaust vents function correctly. Without the intake ventilation, the majority of ridge or other exhaust vents can be rendered practically useless.
Guyette Roofing and Construction will diagnosis your roof needs and provide you with the proper attic ventilation for your roof system. With over 30 years of experience and the top roof technicians in Montgomery, Guyette will undertake roofing and construction projects that other contractors turn down. Guyette Roofing and Construction will provide quality work with excellent customer care.