Is Attic Ventilation Important for the Condition of My Roof?

Attic ventilation is an important aspect that affects the total health and condition of your roof. Proper ventilation protects the roof sheathing, insulation and shingles from temperature and moisture extremes. Attic ventilation is basically a system of intake and exhaust that creates a flow of air throughout the entire year that will protect against damage to not only the roof materials but the interior structure as well.

Proper ventilation will help keep the inside of your home more comfortable as well as help you see reduced energy consumption in both heating and cooling costs. A properly ventilated roof keeps the interior dry and free of moisture that can destroy the structure, leak through into your home, not to mention attract bugs and promote the growth of molds and mildew.

How does roof ventilation work?

A in the summer and your attic space dry and secure. Air enters through the soffit vents and rises to leave the attic through the ridge vent. It is important to have both the ridge vent and the soffit vents in order for your ventilation system to work properly.

A system that is not functioning properly can cause health problems, structural damage, reduce the insulation r-factor, decay the decking, damage items you store in the attic, as well as numerous other serious problems. Your Cumming and Dawsonville roofer, Cornerstone, is the expert to call for a free roofing inspection.

How does proper ventilation affect my roof life?

The life expectancy of a properly vented 30-year shingle is 30 years. However, the life expectancy of an improperly vented 30-year shingle is between 5–15 years. Call Cornerstone Roofing for your attic ventilation inspection to not only save thousands of dollars down the road, but to protect your home and its possessions right now.

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