Lack of Ventilation

In this installment of our series on roofing problems, we’ll talk about why good ventilation is an integral part of your roof, and the risks you run from faulty ventilation.

Good ventilation is an integral part of your roof.

If you find that you have temperature extremes between top and bottom parts of your house, it could be due to faulty ventilation.

If it’s not done well, it can make your home too cold or too hot and affect how much moisture stays in the attic or roofing area. This can mean mold and moisture issues and hefty energy bills!

Ventilation can extend the life of your shingles and roof and can reduce the formation of ice dams.

The Fix

A professional roofing company will inspect your attic and roof to check if ventilation is appropriate.

They’ll check to see that exhaust and intake vents are properly installed and may add eave venting or ridge venting to prevent moisture from building up. Whenever possible, they’ll use natural roof ventilation to keep air flowing.

With the proper ventilation, you’ll also save on energy costs.

Stay tuned, in the coming weeks, for the next installments in our series on roof problems.

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