Making sure that your roof is properly ventilated is one of the most important things to be aware of about a roofing system. Proper roofing ventilation is meant to vent moisture and heat from within the home and to pull in fresh air into the attic space. This reduces the temperature difference between the air inside of the attic and outside. Having good roof ventilation will ensure a longer life for your roofing system while reducing the risk of any potential future problems that may occur.
Here are some signs that you should be aware of to properly maintain a well-ventilated roof.
Damaged Roof Insulation
• Your roofing material may be damaged by the moisture and heat that your home retains without proper ventilation. This damage can accumulate throughout the year which might cause a slight increase in the homes heating and cooling costs.
Excessive Shingle Damage
• If you notice the Shingles on your roof beginning to crack or curl then it is a clear sign that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
• Ice Dams will begin to form if the temperature inside of the home is warmer than the outside temperature. This can cause snow to melt off of the roof onto the sides of the home and then refreeze. These accumulated ice pockets are called ice dams and can lead to excessive damage later on.
Molding and Mildew
• Molding or signs of Mildew developing underneath the roof is a result of poor ventilation. The growth of mold will lead to a rapid deterioration of the wood decking underneath the roof. Any signs of mold and mildew should be a huge red flag to consult with a roofing professional for an inspection.
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