If you lack proper roof ventilation, sooner or later you will experience leaks. Learn why proper roof ventilation is so important and what to do if you suspect you have a leak in the attic.
Why Is Proper Roof Ventilation So Important?
Ventilation allows air to flow in and out of your attic. You’ve probably heard the phrase “heat rises.” In winter, warm air rises from your heaters through the room, then through the ceiling, and finally into your attic. When the warm air rises to the attic and meets the cold roof, it condenses if it cannot escape. Moisture inevitably leads to mold, mildew, and rot. Without ventilation, roof snow can enter a melt and freeze cycle from the heat in the attic. This creates ice dams, which cause significant damage to your roof and gutters.
Meanwhile in the summer, solar heat warms up your roof and your attic. Without ventilation, there is nowhere for the heat to go. Not only could attic temperatures rise to over 100 degrees, but humidity and moisture can damage your roof components. Over time, this shortens the life span of your roof.
Get Roof Ventilation
With ventilation, your roof can take in cool air and let out hot air naturally, maintaining an equilibrium that preserves your roofing system. The size of your attic determines how much ventilation you need to protect your roof. Yet even if you have enough ventilation, improperly installed attic insulation can prevent air from flowing freely.
Rather than do the work yourself, it’s best to have a professional roofer install ventilation so you know everything’s working as it should.
At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and we provide unparalleled price matching. We can inspect your attic, identify signs of roof leaks or mold, make repairs, and talk you through all our recommendations so you understand not only what we suggest, but how it helps.
Don’t delay if you see mold, mildew, ice dams, or other signs you need attic ventilation. The longer you wait, the more mold and rot will damage your home. To get a free estimate for roof repair and attic ventilation from your trusted Ohio roofers, please contact us.