Like every other homeowner with a roof, you may have a general desire to avoid unnecessary roof maintenance and repairs. If so, attic ventilation is one of the best preventative steps you can take. People often overlook this simple step, which is the root of many expensive problems homeowners experience. Read on to learn just how important attic ventilation for your roof is.
Prevent Moisture Buildup
Excess moisture and roofing materials are a bad combination. When moisture builds up in your attic, you make your roof vulnerable to mold and mildew growth, not to mention rotting wood. Attic ventilation is a simple way to prevent this problem, which will, in turn, prevent structural damage and the need for costly repairs.
Lower Energy Costs
If you’re someone who wants to spend more on their monthly electric bill, you would be the first. Unfortunately, you may be doing just that with an inadequately ventilated roof. Warm air rises to the attic. Depending on the location of your thermostat, it may cause your heating or cooling system to work harder than necessary without proper ventilation.
Reduce Heat Buildup
In addition to energy inefficiency, warm air rising to your attic and sticking around is a recipe for deteriorating shingles and underlayment. When you install ventilation, that warm air dissipates, reducing the risk of a heat trap that could cause a premature roof replacement. On top of that, spending time in a poorly ventilated attic is a safety risk—temperatures can easily reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more on a hot day.
Extend Roof Life
Finally, attic ventilation is one of the best ways to extend the life of your roof. By preventing all these problems and more, you can add years to your roof’s life and take a bit of extra time to save up for your next roof replacement.
Now that you know how important attic ventilation is for your roof, contact Conde Roofing & Construction. We can help with roof replacement, roof repair, and all your ventilation needs.