Does your home often need roof repair? It could be that your roof is really old and nearing the end of its life. But you can also look for other factors that may affect your roof like your attic ventilation.
Proper attic ventilation does more than just help your home keep cool. It also plays a crucial role in helping keep the roof system last longer.
Here are the reasons why residential and commercial roofing contractors recommend proper attic ventilation for your roof.
1. It helps reduce moisture accumulation- Showering, laundry, washing and other daily activities in your home can contribute to moisture build-up in your home. The excess moisture must be able to go out of your home through the exhaust vents in your attic. If not, the moisture can potentially damage the roof structure and can cause mold on your roof.
2. It helps prevent damage to the roof shingles- When your attic is not properly ventilated, warm air from your home may get trapped inside it. This heat coming from inside of the attic plus the heat and ultraviolet rays from the sun will cause your roof shingles age prematurely.
3. It helps you save on your cooling bills- A properly ventilated attic lets the warm air from your home escape through the exhaust vents. When warm air is trapped in your home, your air conditioner will work harder to maintain the desired temperature.
4. It helps prevent ice dams- Ice dams happen when the heat is trapped in a poorly insulated and ventilated attic space. The attic heat combines with the sun’s heat and melts the snow on the roof. The water will flow near the edge of the roof and refreeze and this thaw-freeze cycle can result in ice dams.
If you are looking for a roofing contractor you can trust, you can turn to Larry Walty Roofing and Guttering Inc. Our company is also more than a commercial roof repair and replacement company. We also offer other services including window replacement, siding installation, painting, and concrete works.
Call us today at (316) 733-2843 or fill out our contact form to get started with your project. We serve clients in Winfield, KS, and nearby communities.