The Importance of Proper Roof Ventilation
Your roof needs to breathe. If it can’t, you’ll end up with a hot house, dry rot and other roof damage. The roofer who installed your original roof should have installed proper ventilation, however, that’s not always the case. My Roofing has roofing contractors you can trust to inspect your roofing system for proper roof ventilation and make recommendations for necessary changes. Once your roof is properly vented, you will notice your home is cooler and your utility costs go down.
Types of Ventilation
Your roof needs vents that allow cool air in and hot air out. If you’ve ever stood under the edge of your roof and looked up, you may have noticed what appears to be venting. Those are your soffit vents. They should be kept clear on the outside and free of insulation inside your attic. If you notice they’re covered, be sure to uncover them so they can do their job. If they’re damaged, a roofer needs to replace them.
On top of your roof are the vents that let air out. Newer homes have ridge vents along the peak of the roof. Older homes have vents in the roof that look like boxes, baker’s hats, or some homes have vents on the side. A newer alternative are electric or solar-powered fans that help remove hot air from the attic.
Learn More by Calling My Roofing
If you aren’t sure whether your home has proper roof ventilation, call My Roofing. We’re the local roofing contractors you can trust to be honest when it comes to an evaluation of your roof and its condition. Call us at (817) 659-5160 or fill out our contact form.