Roof Ventilation: What You Need to Know

Properly ventilating underneath your roof assembly is one of the most important things that you can do keep the flow of air moving freely in and out of your home. Roof ventilation is important during all times of the year, as it provides different benefits in each season. And it’s important for all types of roofing. Keep reading to find out what you need to know about roof ventilation.

Why It’s So Important 

Since roof ventilation creates a flow of air, it has many crucial benefits for your home. It creates cooler attics in the summer and drier attics in the winter. All of this will protect against damage to the structure of your roof, as well as all materials. It can also help to prevent ice dams on your roof. And as if that is not enough, you will save money by reducing the amount of energy that’s consumed.

In The Summer

When you have poor ventilation, it can cause a massive buildup of heat in your attic during the summer. Temperatures can reach very high numbers. High temperatures combined with moisture can cause many problems in your home. This includes damage to the roof decking and roof shingles, which can lead to distortion and deterioration. The warm air will also seep into your home, causing unnecessary energy consumption and higher energy bills.

In The Winter 

During the winter you’ll have warm, moist air rising into your attic. This will cause condensation in a cold attic. The excess water can create several problems for your home, including swelling, buckling, and rotting of your roof, as well as damage to insulation and ceilings, mold, mildew, and poor air quality. You also run the risk of ice dams forming.

Contact us today at Russell Roofing to learn more about roof ventilation and why it’s so important, and to set up your free inspection!