Installing a great roofing system involves much more than laying shingles, it must also have proper roof ventilation so here is what you need to know as a homeowner.
Roof ventilation allows fresh air to enter the home while sending moist, hot air out. This air circulation cycle prevents internal and external issues, such as mold growth, roof damage, ice dams, and wasted energy while improving the lifespan of your roof.
Here are some things to consider about roof ventilation:
It Makes Your Roof Last Longer
Did you know that shingles can dry out and crack due to poor ventilation? If your attic gets too hot, it can cause a quick downward spiral starting with the interior and exterior of your roof becoming overheated. From there, your underlayment can dry out, leading to damaged shingles and expensive repairs.
It Cuts the Chances of Mold and Moisture
When excess moisture accumulates in the attic, roofing systems can easily become damaged and degraded. Because mold and moisture can cause structural issues, this often leads to the need for a complete roof replacement.
It Conserves Energy
When too much heat builds up in your attic, your HVAC system needs to work extra hard to cool down your home. This consumes more energy than needed which can raise your electric bill and harm the environment.
It Helps Prevent Ice Dams
While dangling icicles may look beautiful during wintertime, they are a common sign of poor roof ventilation. Ice dams form when warm attic air rises and clashes with low outside temperatures, causing snow to melt and refreeze as it travels to cooler areas, such as your gutters. The main risk here is that ice dams can cause pricy water damage to your roof and attic.
Contact Us for a Free Roof Inspection
Whether you’re building a new home or want us to inspect your current roof and attic ventilation in Niagara Region, reach out to us!
We offer completely free roof inspections and are more than happy to take a look. Also, if you’re searching for a local roofer near you for roof vent installation, we can do that for you, too.
Get in touch with Class EH! Roofing today and let's get that roof sorted.
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!