For most people, shoring up the energy gaps in your home begins and ends with insulation. Interestingly, roof ventilation can be even more important in helping to decrease the energy usage of your home, protecting your home’s structural integrity, and maintaining the right level of comfort for you and your family.
How Roof Ventilation Works
If you have been up in your attic during the summer months, you have most likely experienced furnace-like temperatures. The average temps in a residential attic can reach upwards of 150 humid degrees. If not properly ventilated, it can wreak havoc on your roofing system.
The intense heat takes a toll anything stored in your attic, the moisture build-up can lead to mold, and your home cannot properly dispense of heat. Your home cooling system must work that much harder to maintain a comfortable atmosphere.
What’s more, the degradation that heat and humidity can cause to the beams and joists in your attic, as well as your Canton roofing, can eventually lead to expensive repairs.
Proper Roof Ventilation
A properly ventilated roof prevents damage to the structural elements of your home, and maintain comfortable temperatures.
The exact amount of ventilation is essential.
Too little, and you run the risk of moisture build-up, which can lead to all kinds of problems, including mold.
Too much ventilation lets in precipitation, destructive pests, and can interfere with the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
By controlling the release of heat,and the humidity through attic ventilation, you help to prolong the life of your roof.
Working with the Canton roofing experts at Victors Roofing will give you confidence that your roof will be ideally ventilated.