Proper ventilation is necessary for a roof’s continued performance. Without a good ventilation system, a roof can get damaged by excess moisture and heat. When planning for your new roof install, always keep proper ventilation in mind. Learn more about the benefits of proper attic ventilation here:
Improved Shingle Durability
The air flowing through your attic’s ventilation system helps remove excess heat from your attic. This is important because the heat buildup in the attic can adversely affect your roof. A hot attic can damage your roofing shingles given enough time. This can lead to your shingles cracking, which will lead to a premature roof replacement. It’s more affordable to ventilate your attic and roof than to constantly deal with roof repairs.
Improved Energy Efficiency
As a siding and roofing expert, we also recommend keeping your attic ventilation in top condition if you want to save money on energy bills. This is because a hot attic can cause your HVAC system to work harder and consume more energy just to keep your home’s interior temperature at a comfortable level. By improving your attic ventilation, you will lessen the strain on your HVAC, which can reduce your home’s energy use.
Improved Moisture Control
Lack of ventilation can also lead to excessive moisture buildup. This can not only damage your shingles, but it can also damage your roof’s structure. Moisture buildup can even lead to mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew are time-consuming to eradicate once they spread. Increased moisture in your attic is also bad for your attic insulation.
M and A Exterior Home Improvement can help you with gutter cleaning, siding installation and more. Our team has decades of combined experience in the home improvement industry, so we can help you with a wide range of concerns. Call us at (757) 942-2700 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. We serve Williamsburg, VA, and other areas.