Whatever your local weather is, having proper attic ventilation is necessary to ensure your roof’s health and performance. It prevents moisture and heat buildup while reducing the risks of damaged shingles and other roofing issues.
The Importance of Attic Ventilation
If you have an asphalt shingle roof, ensuring proper attic ventilation is essential. Your attic should maintain adequate airflow and regulate temperatures during summer and winter. Otherwise, roof damage may manifest during these periods. Also, heat buildup in your attic can lead to comfort issues and an increase in your energy bills.
With improper attic ventilation, the summer heat can cause certain roof components to dry and crack, compromising the whole system’s structural integrity. Meanwhile, ice dams begin to form during winter. These occur when heat escapes from your attic and causes snow on your roof to melt and then refreeze upon reaching the roof’s cooler edges.
Inadequate Ventilation and Your Roof
Proper maintenance helps an asphalt shingle roof to last for up to 20 years. That’s assuming there’s good attic ventilation. Otherwise, the roof becomes more susceptible to moisture issues, rapid wear and tear, and other problems. As such, you must make sure your roof is adequately ventilated so you prevent roofing problems from occurring and to make sure the entire system lasts throughout its expected lifespan.
R. Campbell Roofing is the leading residential roofing provider in our local area because of our excellent craftsmanship and customer service. Expect our pros to ensure your attic ventilation is in good condition as well as recommend roof replacement or repair based on our assessment of your roofing system.
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