Not a lot of homeowners think about roofing ventilation, but you’d be surprised at how big of a role letting your roof “breathe” has in keeping it functional and ensuring it lasts. It’s very important then that you make sure you have proper attic ventilation.
The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation
Proper attic ventilation works by addressing excessive moisture and heat that can be damaging to your home. Issues due to buildup during the hotter and colder months will be different from each other, but these are predictable problems. Generally, too much moisture and heat in an attic leads to early deterioration in roofing components, leading to a premature need for repairs or replacement.
Do You Have Proper Attic Ventilation?
Making the most of attic ventilation begins with knowing the condition of your current configuration. An inspection from a roof repair and replacement expert is your best bet at gauging whether or not you have proper attic ventilation, but you can also keep an eye out for some signs.
You likely DON’T have proper attic ventilation if you have:
- High heating and cooling bills you can’t explain
- Ice buildup along your roof’s edge during winter
- Warping in your home’s roofline
- Corrosion and rust on metal components in your attic
- Water stains and other signs of moisture exposure in roofing structural supports
- An increase in respiratory illnesses or allergies, which could be indicative of mold growth
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