Sufficient attic ventilation is essential for your roofing system. Besides ensuring that it’s properly ventilated, it can also help extend the lifespan of your roof and save you from having to deal with repair and leaks.
Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation
Proper attic ventilation lets cool air enter at the eaves or soffits of the roof and allows warm, moist air to escape through the ridge or exhaust vents. Warm, humid air that gets trapped in the attic can cause different issues for the rest of your home. Efficient attic ventilation keeps attics or crawl spaces cool in summer and dry in winter. It protects the components of the attic from moisture-related damage, helps in lowering energy usage and aids in preventing ice dams.
In cool regions, ventilation prevents ice damming by mixing cool outside air with attic air so less air melts on the roof. Meanwhile, in warm climates, sufficient attic ventilation exhausts warm air to keep the area cool. An experienced roofing contractor can determine the condition of your attic ventilation.
Benefits of Proper Attic Ventilation
With proper attic ventilation, you can prevent excessive moisture and heat buildup in the attic, which can cause roofing shingles to prematurely age. Too much moisture can also lead to mold, which can affect your home’s comfort and appearance as well as your household’s health.
When your attic gets too hot, your HVAC system would need to work harder to keep your interior comfortable, resulting in higher energy costs. You can get significant energy savings by making sure you have an efficient ventilation system.
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