Is your roof properly ventilated? If you’re like most homeowners, you may have no idea about the amount of ventilation your roof needs or even that this is a concern. Although you may not put a lot of thought into your roof and attic ventilation, a well-ventilated attic can go a long way in improving your roof’s lifespan and making your home comfortable.
At J&J Roofing in Macomb County, our residential roofing pros can help you assess the condition of your roof system for maximum performance and efficiency. In this post, we’ll break down the importance of attic and roof ventilation. Give us a call to improve your roof’s performance today!
The Importance of Roofing Ventilation
Most roofing ventilation systems typically involve exhaust vents at the roof ridge and intake vents down along the soffits to create a continuous airflow through your attic. The soffit vents bring in cooler air from outside your home, while warm air migrates to the exit vents typically located along the roof ridge.
Attic ventilation is an essential element for addressing excess moisture and heat that become trapped inside a home. If these elements are allowed to build up, it can cause all kinds of damage to your home.
Here are a few problems that can arise from poor roof ventilation:
● Heat radiating down into the home
● Ice dams that damage your roof
● Warped roof sheathing
● Distorted and aged shingles
● Damaged drywall
● Wet insulation
● Outsized energy costs
● Frequent HVAC repairs
● Mold growth inside your home
Repairing Your Roof
If your home shows signs of poor roof and attic ventilation, it’s important to have its condition inspected by a certified roofing contractor. An experienced residential roofer has the knowledge and training to safely inspect your roof for signs of trouble.
If a roofing contractor identifies signs of poor attic ventilation, they can assess whether your roof is in need of repair as well. The age of your roof and condition of your shingles will all play a role in how soon your roof needs to be replaced. However, keeping up with regular roof maintenance can extend the lifespan of your roof significantly. In addition to checking your roof, a roofing contractor should check your attic insulation for signs of damage and recommend any updates that could benefit your home.
Call Our Macomb County Residential Roofing Contractors
How long has it been since you had your roof inspected? Our J&J Roofing contractors can conduct a full audit of your roof’s condition and make recommendations to help protect your home, preserve its value, and save you money.
To connect with a member of our team, call us at 586-445-6455 or contact us online for a contact-free consultation on your roof repairs today. We look forward to helping you enjoy a safer, more comfortable home!