When you look at your roof, what do you see? Although a roof looks superficially like a simple construction of primarily shingles, it’s actually a complex structure with many components. In addition to your shingles, the flashing, hips, ridges, and even your attic ventilation system come together to protect your home. If any one of these components is compromised, your entire roof system is at risk along with the walls and interior structure of your home.
At J&J Roofing, we believe that knowledge is power, especially when it comes to protecting your home. That’s why we’re happy to take the time to educate our clients so they can ask informed questions when working with contractors. In this post, we’re covering common attic ventilation issues to discuss with your contractor.
Understanding Your Attic
As a Roseville, Michigan-based residential roofing company with more than 30 years of experience, we believe that understanding the process helps our customers. Having the right information about your roof and attic ventilation gives homeowners a stronger understanding of the roof repair process. When homeowners are informed, they’re empowered to ask the right questions when speaking with contractors.
Although most people think of their attic as an extension of their home where Christmas decorations and old furniture is stored, it’s actually a part of your roof system. Attic ventilation is a key component to managing your home’s energy costs and extending the lifespan of your roof.
Attic ventilation allows fresh air into your home, circulating the air inside your living space and helping to maintain your home’s internal humidity levels and temperature. The key to a high-performing attic ventilation system is balanced exhaust and intake. When an attic has balanced ventilation, air circulates effectively around your attic and throughout your home. However, poor attic intake restricts air from venting, causing heat to build up in your attic as hot air rises through your home.
These are a few problems that arise from attic ventilation problems:
● Roof damage caused by cold-weather condensation
● Ice dams
● Outsized heating and cooling costs
● Additional wear and tear on your HVAC system
If you have noticed any of the above issues in your attic or roof, be sure to bring them up with your roof repair contractor.
Contact J&J Roofing Today
Are you in need of Macomb County roof repair? J&J Roofing offers convenient online consultations. Call to schedule your attic ventilation inspection or roof repair at 586-445-6455 or contact us online to connect with a residential roofing contractor.