The number one reason for owning a roof is to safeguard it from the outside elements. It would be dangerous to have a poor roofing system especially in the middle of a storm. However, another reason for having a roof and attic is to make sure that your home is adequately ventilated. Attic ventilation emerged in the 20th century when HVAC organizations started to realize the problems that can stem from inadequate ventilation procedures. Properly ventilating a roof is critical when it comes to a residential or commercial roof.
Ventilating a roof begins with attic airflow. The most optimal way to ventilate an attic is by using natural airflow. The definition of “stack effect” is heat rising, creating a high air pressure in your attic. An entry place, or inlet, then allows hot air or exhaust to escape. Colder, lower pressure then takes its place. This process is known as intake. The wind that blows against your roof aids in continuing the exhaust and intake procedure, resulting in a ventilated roof.
If the area you live in doesn’t produce a lot of wind, then there’s no need to worry. Roof ventilation can still happen. A contractor will install a ventilation system that mechanically manages the airflow. Ventilators vary by the makeup of your roof and your regional climate. A contractor may choose to install invisible exhaust vents underneath your shingles on the raised part, or ridge of your roof. Other ventilators may be visible and mounted outside your roof. It depends on what’s best for you and the most efficient.
With proper airflow in your home, it creates an environment that is safe and helps protect the longevity of your roof. You can enjoy cool summers and dry winters. Your attic storing too much heat can skyrocket your energy bills. Proper airflow prevents ice dams from forming onto your roof as well as keeping water leaks out. Lack of moisture from adequate ventilation stops mildew from growing and wood from rotting.
High energy bills, breathing in toxic air, or making the temperature in your house more comfortable are all valid reasons for investing in a roof ventilation system. Ventilating your roof is more than just a home improvement project.
Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Howard County as well as Baltimore and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority! Remember to follow us Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to stay up to date on everything DiBello Roofing.
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