Why Proper Attic Ventilation Is a Must

As a homeowner, you may be doing routine maintenance and getting your roof inspected. This is to make sure that your roof is performing well, and there are no underlying problems that can worsen. However, your roof’s longevity and performance does not only hinge on the quality of your roofing materials and workmanship. It also relies on your attic ventilation. 

Why Proper Attic Ventilation Is a Must

Ensuring Consistent Attic Temperatures 

During the summer months, the temperature of your roof increases. As this happens, the heat from the roof surface radiates toward the attic. With proper ventilation, the heat gets released upward through the exhaust vents, ensuring consistent temperatures inside the attic. This also prevents your roof sheathing from warping and roof’s shingles from deteriorating prematurely.

Preventing Ice Dams From Forming

During the winter months, warm air will rise to your attic. This warm air, without proper attic ventilation, will melt the bottom layer of snow on your roof. The melted snow will then trickle down to the colder outer edge of your roof and refreeze into ice. When this happens repeatedly, an ice dam will form. Since melted snow has nowhere to go due to the blockages, it will seep through your shingles, causing water damage to your roof. Proper ventilation is crucial for your residential roofing system because it allows heated air to escape through the vents and not get trapped inside the attic.

Minimizing the Chances of Mold and Mildew Growth

Too much moisture is bad for your home. Humidity from your living areas can rise to your attic, condensing into moisture which can deal damage to your roofing system. In this instance, the attic becomes a damp environment where mold and mildew may flourish. A properly ventilated attic prevents humidity from accumulating inside the attic. Adding adequate insulation stops that humidity from condensing.

Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. specializes in high-quality roof repair, replacement and maintenance services in the area. Call us now at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form for a consultation. Our Oregon service areas include Medford and the surrounding communities in Jackson County.

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