Between hot summers and heavy rain during the spring, a lot of moisture and heat can build up in your attic and can result in mold and deterioration of your roof from the inside out. Roof vents allow for the built up moisture and heat to escape the attic and after this scorching summer heat, it would be very beneficial to have more ventilation before any issues occur. If you allow your roof to sit through the built up moisture and heat, your roof could potentially collapse from deteriorated wood. When it comes to proper ventilation, you need to have a balanced system that allows for even air flow. There are two forms of ventilations that can help; spot ventilation and whole-house approach, both of these methods can ensure you attic is properly ventilated to prevent any issues to arise with your roof.
With a spot ventilation, you can properly target specific areas of your home to get rid of excessive moisture and heat. Many homeowners opt to also install an exhaust fan in their bathroom and kitchen because both of these room generate the most moisture. Another form of spot ventilations is roof vents, which are vents that are strategically placed throughout the roofing system to allow for an efficient air path in your roof.
A whole-house ventilation is designed to allow air flow to move throughout your home by itself. If your home is properly insulated, it would be a smart decision to install an air exchange system to maintain an efficient air balance. A whole-house ventilation, while very efficient, is also a very expensive option for ventilating your roof.
Things to consider:
- You should make sure you do not have conflicting vents on your roof
- Have a contractor evaluate your roof and ventilation before making a decision
- Every roof is different; some require more climate control than others based on size.
- Bad ventilation could void your shingle warranty
Proper ventilation can help you preserve your roof and help keep your electric bill low. If you are considering roof ventilation or need a contractor to come to your home and inspect your roof, please contact Robbins Roofing today at 781-246-3634.