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It’s Summer! The Importance of Roof Ventilation

Roof ventilation is critical to any roofing system.  It affects the longevity of your roof, as well as the cost of energy spent trying to cool your home in these hot summer months.  Good roofing ventilation gives great benefits. It………..

1. Extends the life of your roof.

This happens because the heat and moisture build-up in your attic is reduced.  If not, damage to your shingles, wood framing, ceiling, siding, paint and/or wallpaper can occur. Also, when moisture builds up, this can be a major attraction to wood-eating insects such as termites.

2. Reduces your energy costs by reducing the work load on your air conditioner and furnace.

Again, reducing the heat and moisture build-up in the attic makes the positive effect!

3. Reduces your indoor temperature extremes.

The key result is that your upper level temperatures won’t be 10 degrees higher than your lower level temperatures.

Roof ventilation is all about providing the openings for cooler air to enter in and the vehicles through which hot air and moisture can rise and escape.  The intake of this cooler air occurs through the EAVES, SOFFITS AND FASCIAS of your roofing system. The exhaust part of your roofing ventilation system occurs at or near your roof ridge, allowing moisture and heat to escape.

Your roofing professional does a lot more than just nail shingles on your roof or apply flat roof sheeting.  The roofing professional is going to be sure that all the parts of your ventilation system are in place to save you energy costs and provide a long-lasting roof.