Did you know your roof can "suffocate" if not vented properly?
Though it may not seem like it from down on the ground, your roof is a structure that requires breath, similar to our lungs. This means that there must be an adequate amount of air flowing in and out of your roof, or it will “suffocate” and cause many issues. Unfortunately, the importance of ventilation within our roofs is a component often overlooked by many roofing companies. This leads to excess moisture within the attic and damages the roofing material and structure. Inadequate ventilation in your attic can lead to various problems:
- Mould growth
- Damaging condensation build up
- Deteriorating shingles
- Hot, moist air inside during the warmer months
- Peeling paint on fascia/upper trim around house
- Void shingle warrantee
To ensure that your attic has proper ventilation, care must be taken in regards to the number and placement of vents in your roof. This number is to be determined by your roofing contractor, so it’s important to make sure that you hire a knowledgeable company who can offer expert advice on your roof’s individual ventilation needs.