Proper Ventilation is a MUST HAVE to protect the Roofing System
Heat rises and the buildup of heat and moisture in the attic space under your roof can cause many problems. This includes causing your home’s heating or air conditioning system to run longer and more frequently, costing you additional money on utility bills. Excessive moisture can cause mold and mildew to grow in the attic space. And an attic that is too warm can even cause problems on the outside of your roof, leading to such dangers as ice dams and shortening the lifespan of the roof. It is often an overlooked part of planning for roof replacement but proper roof ventilation is a critical aspect of keeping your roof in good shape.Even newer roofs – installed only a couple of years ago – will be susceptible to problems caused by poor ventilation and inadequate insulation.
At Roof Worx, we make proper ventilation and insulation part of the overall plan for a complete roofing system on both residential and commercial projects. The goal of ventilation is to balance the air inside and outside. By removing excess heat and moisture from the attic, ventilation for roofing system prevents premature damage to your roofing materials. This kind of early damage weakens your roof’s ability to offer adequate protection for your home and withstand typical weather conditions. It can even lead to damage to your home’s structure. Roof Worx has many solutions that will help to keep the air in your attic circulating and temperature balanced.
The most effective roof ventilation solution is a full-length ridge vent. This specially designed insert sits at the highest point of your roof and is covered with specially designed shingles. The vent itself is baffled to allow hot, humid air to escape from your attic, while keeping insects, birds and debris out.
A soffit is the perforated panel that sits on the underside of a roof’s overhang. It is an essential part of any ventilation plan, as it allows fresh air to be drawn up into the attic space. An expert Dallas roofer from Jon Wright Industries will design the right soffit pattern for optimum ventilation of your home.
Power Vents and Solar Vents
In the hot and humid conditions we experience in central Texas, natural circulation is often insufficient to keep the air moving in your attic. Jon Wright Industries has had great success when installing power vents, which are electrically powered fans that help to keep air in the attic in constant motion and serve to draw fresh air in while expelling stale air. Don’t let poor air circulation shorten the life of your roof and threaten your home or commercial building. When you’re ready to replace your roofing consult with an expert in both roofing and ventilation. It will extend the life of your new roofing system, and save both money and aggravation in the long run.
Call Roof Worx today at (303) 353-1825 to schedule a FREE roof inspection and estimate.