If you think your roof has poor ventilation, we recommend having it inspected by a trusted professional in roofing installation. They’ll check your roofing system thoroughly, especially your attic, and advise you on what your best options are to improve your existing ventilation. For a continuous flow of air through the space, you’ll need to ensure that you have enough vents in your attic. Masters Roofing explains what you need to know.
How Does Attic Ventilation Work?
For ventilation to work in an unfinished attic, there should be an adequate amount of intake vents down low along the soffits, as well as exhaust vents up high at the peak or roof ridge. This allows cooler outdoor air to draw into through the soffit vents and warm, humid air to exit through the vents along the roof ridge.
Why Do You Need Adequate Attic Ventilation?
During winter, as the heat from your home rises to the attic, efficient attic ventilation installed by a professional roofing contractor prevents hot and cold spots that cause damaging ice dams where water can back up and freeze beneath your shingles. If the hot air doesn’t dissipate as quickly, it will melt the bottom layer of accumulated snow on your rooftop and cause water to trickle down the roof and under the shingles. and seep into the inner structure of your home. When it refreezes into ice, it can affect the inner roofing materials and speed up the deterioration process.
With adequate attic ventilation, your HVAC system also won’t work as hard to keep the indoor temperatures comfortable, which means less energy consumption and more savings in your monthly utility bill. If your HVAC system works under a heavier workload, it can become more prone to breakdowns, which means more costly repairs.
As one of the best roof replacement companies in the area, you can count on Masters Roofing to get the job done! Contact our professional services by calling (901) 871-7663 or filling out our convenient contact form. Talk to us today! We serve Memphis and surrounding TN areas.