Your roofing system works to protect your home from extreme weather damage no matter the season. That’s why you need to make sure its most important components are always in top form. These include the attic ventilation, which can affect both the overall performance of your roof and your home’s energy efficiency.
Prevents Premature Roof Aging
Without sufficient ventilation, the sun beating down on your roof can raise the temperature inside the attic. The excessive heat can lead to warps in the roof sheathing and distorts the shingles above, causing them to fail long before they should. And, if the attic floor isn’t well-insulated, the heat can radiate into your living space, affecting thermal comfort and resulting in higher energy costs.
Reduces the Risk of Ice Dams
In bitterly colder months, it’s even more important to have adequate ventilation in the attic. Otherwise, the heat buildup can cause the snow to melt on the roof surface, running down the system, until it re-freezes along the eaves. The resulting ice dam and snow buildup can cause serious damage to your roof if overlooked.
Maintains the Roof’s Structural Integrity
With proper attic ventilation, maintaining the performance of your roofing system is easier. It prevents excessive moisture buildup, which can compromise the integrity of the structure when not fixed immediately. Good ventilation can also eliminate the risk of mold growth and its associated health risks.
Look no further than Pritchett Bros for all your roofing needs. We proudly serve Bloomington, IN, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (812) 567-1266, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.