Routine maintenance is essential for your roof if you want to avoid the hassle of emergency repairs. But if you want to keep your roof in good condition for longer, make sure you have an adequate attic ventilation system. Not only will proper ventilation extend your roof’s lifespan, but it can also keep the monthly energy bills down!
How Roof Ventilation Works
Roof ventilation is meant to keep your attic cool in the summer and dry during the colder months. With the right amount of air intake and exhaust vents, you’ll take advantage of a natural process called passive ventilation. Passive ventilation encourages natural airflow and circulation that keeps your home’s interiors within comfortable levels. Roof vents are especially effective during summer as they allow cool air to enter your home while providing a way to exhaust the hot, moist or stale air rising to the attic.
Of course, you’ll need to have enough intake and exhaust vents to ensure your residential roofing system doesn’t get damaged over time by the hot air and accumulated moisture. Make sure to consult with a trusted contractor who can inspect your roof thoroughly and make the necessary renovations to your roofing ventilation system.
How It Extends Your Roof’s Lifespan
Only a well-designed and properly installed roof ventilation system (along with adequate attic insulation) can provide effective temperature and moisture control for your home. The intake and exhaust vents remove overheated air and moisture from your attic and roof system, reducing the damage from constantly changing temperatures and moisture conditions. This means the vents are keeping your roofing system in good condition for longer! Otherwise, hot air or moisture building up in your attic can affect the inner layers of your roof and can accelerate the deterioration rate of your shingles.
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