Why Proper Roof Ventilation is Important

Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibilities—including taking care of your roof. You might think that all you need to do is watch for obvious damage and get occasional repairs, but that is not exactly true. Sometimes those responsibilities include installing new systems and making sure your roof has the proper ventilation.

A lot of homes have roof ventilation systems to help maintain proper ventilation inside your home. The roof and attic venting improve airflow which is especially important during the summer months.

What Does Roof Ventilation Do?

If you have an attic or basement, it is vital to have roof ventilation for your home. This allows the air to circulate and improves the heating and cooling functions. In return, this saves on your energy consumption!

All roof system vents help the warm air exit your home and cold air enter. There are different types of roof vents like soffit vents, turbines, box ventilation and more. The continuous air circulation helps keep your home fresh and your roof rot free.

How it Prevents Roof Rot

During the summer months especially, the pent-up heat causes condensation and moisture buildup. This can lead to water damage and wood rot as well as your roof overheating. Your roof overheating can cause a lot of damage, but proper ventilation can protect your roof and home. 

Stops the Metal From Overextending

Metal roofs are very popular for many homeowners. They are durable, appealing and energy efficient! However, if you do not have proper ventilation, they can overextend. Metal roofs are expected to expand and contract, but too much overextending can severely damage the roof and lead to rot.

Releases Pent-Up Heat and Moisture

You may not think about how excess condensation could damage your roof. With a lot of heat comes a lot of condensation. Everyday tasks in your home like washing dishes, laundry, cooking and showering causes the air in your home to dampen. The damp air rises to the top of your home and eventually finds its way into the attic. When warm, damp air hits the cool roof, it will cause condensation. Without proper ventilation, condensation can build up and eventually lead to mold, mildew and roof rot. 

Proper ventilation is an important part of roof maintenance. WeatherShield can help maintain your roof and determine the best ventilation options for you. Give us a call at (817) 441-1446 to get started on your roofing project.