Most homeowners understand the importance of a high quality roof. However, some are unsure of the benefits associated with a roof ventilation system. Without this, you could cause your home a variety of problems.
Generally speaking, a roof ventilation system is in place to prevent moisture and heat from building up in your attic. For example, your attic can become extremely hot during the summer months. Without a ventilation system, the heat can begin to press into the home, thus making the second floor difficult to cool.
During the winter, the system draws out excess moisture to help prevent mold and mildew.
There are two types of roof ventilation systems:
· Ridge vents and soffit vents. This is the traditional system that is used on most homes.
· Motorized ventilation. With this, an electric fan is used in cooperation with soffit vents. If a home has ridge vents, the use of an electric fan can be counterproductive.
If it is time for a new roof, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss the importance of a high quality ventilation system. We ensure that every detail associated with your project is completed to your exact specifications.
A roof without a ventilation system is one that will begin to cause you trouble soon enough. Do you have questions about your current system? We can inspect your roof, ensure that you have what you need, and provide you with advice and guidance on which steps to take next (if any).