Your roof ventilation probably isn’t something you think about very often but, roof ventilation plays a major role in the health and lifespan of your roofing system, regardless of the local climate. It can also affect your interior’s comfort, home maintenance costs and energy bills.
How Roof Ventilation Works
A standard roof ventilation system has exhaust and intake vents that are installed in the roof. As the name suggests, intake vents are responsible for letting cool air into the roof, while exhaust vents are in charge of letting warm, humid air exit your roof.
The Importance of Ventilation to Your Roof
With sufficient ventilation, you don’t have to worry about excessive heat and moisture causing damage to your roof and the rest of your home. Too much moisture build-up can cause damage to the structures of your roofing system and also lead to mould.
It also reduces energy costs. When the temperature increases outside, we all want to stay cool inside. A properly vented roof allows heat to escape thereby reducing the workload on your air conditioner, and an air conditioner that’s running less means a lower electric bill.
Signs of Improper Ventilation
Aside from mould and mildew, what are the other signs of improper roof ventilation?
Have you ever walked upstairs and thought it was at least 10 degrees warmer than it was in the living room or noticed that although the room doesn’t feel cool, your feet are as cold as ice?
These indoor temperature extremes are often the result of poorly vented roofs.
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