There’s more to a roof installation than just applying asphalt shingles, metal panels, or any other type of roof covering material. Ensuring proper attic ventilation plays an essential role in ensuring the long-lasting health and performance of residential roofing systems. It also prevents issues from cropping up inside and outside your home, all of which can be expensive to deal with.
Timberland Exteriors, your local exterior remodeling contractor, explains the importance of attic ventilation for your roofing system.
Key Functions of Attic Ventilation
Roof ventilation serves two primary functions. One is to allow cool, fresh air to enter the attic via the roof’s soffit and eaves. The other is to exhaust or take hot, moist air from the attic out of your home through the ridge or other exhaust vents.
Residential roofing service experts ensure effective roof ventilation to create a drier attic in the winter and a cooler attic in the summer. It also protects against damage to the important roof components like the rafters, nail and the attic side of the deck.
Important Benefits of Proper Attic Ventilation
One of the most notable benefits of proper attic ventilation is that it helps reduce damaging moisture. An unvented attic can build up excess moisture, which can likely damage the roof’s framework and shorten the whole system’s life span. As we all know, its presence also hastens the growth of mold or mildew.
Energy savings can be achieved with a properly-vented roof and attic. By limiting heat build-up inside the attic, your HVAC system won’t have to work twice as hard to provide comfort for your indoors, resulting in reduced energy costs.
At Timberland Exteriors, we recognize the importance of attic ventilation for your roofing system. As an Owens Corning® Preferred Contractor, we install the brand’s Total Protection Roofing System™, which is the strongest, most energy-efficient and best-looking roofing system available today. This roof provides layers and layers of protection to your home and will last you a long time.
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