Roof Ventilation: How It Works and What It Does

Aside from asphalt shingles, your roof system comes with a number of crucial components working behind the scenes to keep your home safe and intact. These include the roof ventilation, which actually contributes greatly to roof longevity and performance. 

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How Does Roof Ventilation Work?

Basically, roof ventilation ensures air circulates properly and continuously throughout the attic. This helps prevent heat and moisture from remaining inside the spaces – when overlooked, excess heat and moisture can cause many roofing problems. Proper roof ventilation works through intake and exhaust vents spaced strategically along the attic and roof area. 

Too little or too many vents are detrimental to proper airflow. That’s why you should consult a trusted local roofer like Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. We will inspect your system and recommend the correct number of vents your system needs. When you choose us to handle your roof maintenance, in fact, you’ll find that checking the ventilation and assessing its condition is part of our professional services.

What Can Roof Ventilation Do For You?

We’ve already mentioned that proper roof ventilation will keep your attic space free from excess heat and moisture. This can benefit you in a number of ways, including:

  • Longer Service Life From Your Roof
    When heat and moisture build up inside the attic, they can rise and bake the shingles overhead, causing them to age prematurely. Proper roof ventilation, however, can help avoid this by keeping the attic space cool and dry.
  • Ice Dam Prevention
    A hot attic leads to a hot roof, which means any snow settling on the roof surface will melt, run down the system and refreeze along the eaves and gutters. The result is ice damming, which can leave your gutters damaged and your system more susceptible to leaks. This won’t be an issue anymore when your residential roofing has proper ventilation.

Ensure a longer-lasting roof by turning to Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. We proudly serve Central Point, OR, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (541) 772-1945, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.

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