Why You Should Keep Your Attic Well-Ventilated

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It’s easy to focus on what’s going on the outside when planning out your roof work. By comparison, what’s going on in the attic and the ventilation doesn’t seem nearly as important. However, not only does this tie into the overall health of your roof, an attic with bad insulation can impact your home in a variety of ways. Here are some key things to look out for.

Ventilation and Your Attic

The top of a roofThe first thing you need to keep in mind, especially during extreme periods of heat, is the fact that while the attic may get hot, its structure is also most likely to be exposed to both heat as well as moisture from rain. The trusses, rafters, and even the roof deck can all get warped given time, and chances are that you’re going to first notice it around this time in the fall when the temperature starts to cool. Moisture can also lead to a lot of other issues like mold and mildew. Since people don’t go to their attics a lot, this makes it more likely for mold to grow to potentially dangerous levels.

Without proper ventilation for your attic, in time, all these issues are going to spread to your insulation, which is the last thing that people want with winter coming soon. When it gets cool, hot air from your entire house not (just the attic), is going to come out through this damaged insulation. This could lead to you paying a lot more for energy during the winter months.

Getting More Ventilation For Your Attic

In some cases, taking care of your ventilation issues may necessitate a full-on roof replacement.  If you are looking for a top roofing company in the Denver area, contact Horn Brothers Roofing today for a free estimate so we can help you with any potential problems. We will be closed 12/21-1/7/2019 For Christmas and New Year.

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