When planning your roof replacement, it’s important to make sure your attic ventilation is in good shape before starting your project. Good attic ventilation can improve your home’s energy efficiency, comfort and performance. Attic ventilation will help regulate your home’s interior temperature and prevent several problems, including roof damage. Poor ventilation can lead to problems even if you install a new roof. Oberg Roofing and Remodeling explains why attic ventilation is important.
Good Ventilation Prevents Roofing Problems
Excessive moisture in your attic can cause serious structural problems. For instance, the damp environment can attract termites and promote mold and mildew growth. In addition, improper ventilation can increase the risk of ice dam formation. Ice dams form when snow on a roof melts from an attic that’s too warm. The melted snow then refreezes in the gutters, forming a dam. This dam then causes melted snow to seep through the underside of the shingles and damage your roof.
Good Ventilation Regulates Interior Temperature
Your attic should not be too warm because it will cause a rise in your home’s temperature. This can make your interior feel uncomfortable as your utilities work harder to maintain your desired temperature. Heat build up in your attic can also cause damage to your shingles and wood framing. As an expert in asphalt shingle and steel roofs, we highly recommend investing in good attic ventilation when you replace your roof.
Good Ventilation Improves Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
A properly ventilated and insulated attic doesn’t get too hot or too cold despite the outside weather. This reduces the workload on your home’s HVAC system, so it will consume less energy to keep you comfortable. Good ventilation also prevents problems caused by moisture and water vapor soaking the insulation present in your attic.
We are one of the top roofing companies in our area because of our years of experience, extensive knowledge and customer-focused approach. We believe in keeping our customers informed, which is why we will gladly perform pre-installation inspections and answer all of your questions during consultations. Call us at (320) 204-2303 to learn more about attic ventilation. We serve Sauk Rapids, MN, and other areas.