As a leading roofing contractor in the area, Timberland Exteriors knows that having a well-built roofing system goes beyond visual appeal and weather performance. It should also perform efficiently on the inside by keeping your home naturally cool and less dependent on your HVAC system. Through its ventilation system, your home’s energy efficiency is increased while also preventing premature roof deterioration caused by trapped heat.
How Does Attic Ventilation Work?
Having an adequate number of vents in your attic can maximize your home’s efficiency throughout the year, but to make this happen, a flow of air must first be established. This means the components should have the correct size and position to provide the needed airflow at a constant rate.
It can be difficult to install the ventilation system yourself as you won’t guarantee that your roof won’t leak afterward. It’s better to work with a professional who can inspect your attic and determine how many intake and exhaust vents are needed. If you don’t have enough vents installed, the heat may linger or even stay trapped in your attic for longer, which can affect the inner roofing components and accelerate the rate of deterioration.
How Proper Ventilation Is Beneficial for You
During spring and summer, a well-designed attic ventilation system allows cool, fresh air to enter the attic. This cools the eaves and soffit areas of your roof while expelling the hot and moist air from the attic through the exhaust vents. Of course, the benefits of proper attic ventilation won’t be limited to spring and summer, as it can keep your home’s indoors naturally comfortable during other seasons of the year!
An efficient ventilation system during the winter season helps maintain a “old” roof system on your home, which happens when the attic air mixes with the cool outside air. This prevents the snow from melting too fast on the roof and prevents ice dams from forming. It also helps reduce moisture buildup in your attic, so you won’t have to worry about mildew and mold growth degrading your roof’s internal structure.
Timberland Exteriors offers a wide range of residential roofing services, including roof ventilation. You can count on our team to ensure your roofing system has a complete set of vents to minimize mold and mildew buildup, rotting and a host of other problems. Give us a call at (651) 439-1760 or (218) 849-6675 to learn more. You may also fill out our online contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in and around St. Paul, MN.