Attic Ventilation

Roof ventilation might seem like a minor consideration, but when done properly, it can extend the life of your attic and roof structure saving you from costly roof repairs.

 

 

In the summer, hot, moist air from poor attic ventilation can warp floor boards and roof sheathing causing shingles to deteriorate. Also this can make a home more difficult to cool and can result in added energy costs.

In the winter, an overheated attic melts snow and can form ice dams at the roof edge. Water can back up under your shingles, wetting and damaging insulation and, eventually, the structure of the roof itself. Ice dams can even cause leaks inside your home, resulting in drywall damage.

Is your home suffocating?

Trapped heat and moisture in your attic can be costly! Proper roof wentilation can:

  • Reduce moisture that can cause mould, mildew and wood rot.
  • Help prevent moisture that can wet insulation and affect its efficiency.
  • Help prevent ice build-up and ice damming at the eaves.
  • Extend the life of your shingles, warranties, and roof structure.
  • Keep upper floor rooms comfortable and cool during hot summer months.

Get help with your roof ventilation by contacting Abbott Roofing and Exterior Renovations today.