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Reasons Why Roof Ventilation is Vital for Your Home
If you are not familiar with the basics of ventilation, it involves the flow of air through a system of intake and exhaust.
Roof ventilation is essential because it can extend the lifespan of your roof, lowers energy bills, and reduces indoor temperatures.
Proper ventilation is achieved by allowing air to flow through your attic which prevents it from becoming like a sauna.
The two primary methods to create the proper airflow in your attic.
The mechanical method utilizes a power source and equipment to create airflow while the natural method uses the stack and wind effect to naturally circulate the air.
A stack effect happens when hot air rises and creates higher pressure at the highest points in your attic. Hot air escapes through an exhaust but it can’t escape without an inlet for cooler, low-pressure air from an intake.
The wind that blows against your roof increases the volume of intake and exhaust resulting in proper ventilation. This is known as the wind effect.
During the winter season, icicles can build up on the edges of our roofs and gutters. This can cause major damage to your roof if left unattended. You can avoid ice damming by having proper roof ventilation.
Ventilation also benefits your roof in the summer as well. When the mercury rises, your roof temperature can double which can make your attic very hot.
Heat buildup can damage your roof shingles from the inside out. An evenly vented roof allows hot air to escape, keeping your attic and roof cooler than poorly ventilated ones.
Air conditioning is great to have during the hot summer months. A properly ventilated roof helps heat to escape which reduces the workload of your AC. This will give you lower energy bills as well.
If your home feels 10 degrees warmer whenever you climb up the stairs, you need proper ventilation.
Indoor temperature extremes arise due to poorly vented roofs. You will notice the difference when you have your roof adequately vented by a roofing contractor that you can trust.
Why Choose Xpress Exterior Design For Your Roof Ventilation?
If you ever need roofing ventilation services, choosing Xpress Exterior Design is the best decision you can make.
Our expert roofers take care of your home as if it were their own. You can ask around and you will discover that our business has grown through word of mouth. Word about the excellent services we provide goes around which results in many referrals from satisfied clients.
If you need an estimate for roofing services in Delaware, Pennsylvania Or Maryland, give us a call at 1-855-699-7378 or fill up our contact form. Our roofers will gladly get back to you shortly.