Make Sure Your HVAC and Roofing Systems Aren’t Working Against Each Other

 In Blog, Roof Installation, Roof materials, Roofing techniques

Most people don’t know that their HVAC unit and roofing system need to work in harmony. If the roof is compromised or doesn’t provide enough protection, the HVAC will have to work harder, and that will take a toll on its lifespan. You need an energy-efficient roofing solution to ensure the indoor environment is well-balanced. Fortunately, it is easy to find a great residential or commercial roof that will work well with your HVAC. 

How HVAC And Roofing Systems Affect Each Other

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Professional Roofers have the experience to install your roof in order to properly work in harmony with your HVAC.

The HVAC system produces water vapor that needs to be removed from the property safely. If you don’t have a proper ventilation system, the vapor will become trapped in the roof structure and cause damage. Heavy-duty HVAC units are often installed on commercial roofs. Poorly installed units can compromise a roof’s structural integrity over time, forcing you to carry out expensive repairs or replacements.

Roofing systems can affect your air conditioning or heating systems as well. If the structure isn’t properly insulated, it will allow one-way heat transfer during winter, which means the treated air will escape through the roof. This forces the HVAC unit to work harder to maintain indoor temperatures.

Some roofs also absorb a lot of heat during summers, which can raise the temperature in the attic and rooms located directly under the structure. These HVAC units eventually give in to the strain and start developing problems. An energy-efficient roof is made from materials that reflect light and heat instead of absorbing them. 

Poor Ventilation Can Overload the HVAC System and Damage the Structure of Your Roof

Compromised roofing ventilation will overload the HVAC system eventually, and you will have to replace it. Even a functional unit won’t be able to maintain a comfortable environment indoors, so you will have hot and cold spots everywhere.

If the roofing ventilation isn’t up to par, you’ll see moisture accumulation in the attic. Excess moisture can damage the rafters and beams, causing problems like molding, swelling, and weakness. The only way to avoid this damage is to repair your roof’s insulation and ensure it is properly ventilated. That will help cut down maintenance and repair costs, while ensuring your roof lasts for a long time.

Contact a qualified technician to inspect your roof and determine whether it needs an upgrade. They will give you and estimate and recommend better insulation and ventilation solutions to help you avoid expensive utility bills.

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