The Importance Of Roof Ventilation
Roof ventilation is often neglected by homeowners, simply because it doesn’t cross their minds. However, it is important to keep the air flowing in and out of your attic to remove excess heat and moisture, thus keeping the interior environment more comfortable. Below are more reasons why roof ventilation is so important:
More Energy Efficient
Without sufficient ventilation, the air is stagnant and gets heated up by the sun. This leads to super hot air transferring into all the spaces in the house and results in higher electrical bills because the air conditioning works much harder to return the thermostat to the set temperature. Proper ventilation will ensure the air keeps moving so that it doesn’t get too warm inside the house.
Longer Roof and Shingle Lifespan
If the attic was super-heated, it also transfers upwards to the shingles. The constant heat causes the shingles to deteriorate prematurely, which means you would have to repair or replace them sooner. Thankfully a well-ventilated attic can preserve the shingles’ lifespan.
In a poorly ventilated space, heat can be transferred from a super-heated attic to other parts of the house, causing the wood framing and walls to warp. The wallpaper and paint can also be damaged by blistering.
Prevents Moisture Buildup
Being able to prevent moisture buildup is extremely important, as it also prevents the growth of mildew and mold in the attic (which can lead to health issues). This also prevents wood in the attic from rotting and preserve the structural integrity of the roof.
By having proper ventilation, you can avoid a lot of issues that result from a super-heated attic. In turn, you’ll be able to save a lot of costs from lower electricity bills and fewer repairs.
If you suspect that your roof ventilation is causing some of the issues mentioned above, contact Horn Brothers Roofing to find out more about the proper ventilation options for your home.