It is important to keep your roof well-ventilated because this prevents moisture issues in your attic, premature aging of your roof, and shingle cracking. Roof ventilation will also help maintain a healthy indoor environment. Today, Affordable Roof Care, the expert roof installation contractor, discusses roof ventilation and talks about the roof components that improve airflow.
Why Ventilation Is Important
Proper ventilation is important because it will prevent moisture buildup. Keep in mind that warm air rises. When the warm air from the rest of your home meets the cool air in your attic, condensation occurs on your roof’s inner structure. Ventilation will prevent this by making sure warm air escapes properly. Heat buildup in your attic can also damage your roofing shingles and cause them to age prematurely. This roof damage will also make your home more vulnerable to leaks.
Mold growth occurs under moist and warm conditions. From your attic, mold can spread to your roof rafters and cause structural problems. It can also spread throughout your house. A properly ventilated attic will reduce the risk of mold growth and ensure that your roof is sturdy and stable throughout the year. As one of the top roofers in our area, Affordable Roof Care recommends asking a professional to regularly inspect your roof’s ventilation.
Your Roof’s Ventilation System
There should be about one square foot of ventilation per 300 square feet of attic area. The system of vents in your roof includes baffles, ridge vents, and soffit vents. These components work together to facilitate continuous air flow underneath your roof. Baffles are fitted between the rafters and allow fresh air to flow into the attic from the soffit vents. Soffit vents are fitted between rafter tails. They can be perforated or solid. Ridge vents are installed along the ridges of your roof and they provide uniform ventilation throughout the attic.Affordable Roof Care can help you with all of your roof repair or roof replacement needs. We have over 40 years of combined roofing experience and promise to provide professional workmanship that exceeds your expectations. Transparency and honesty are part of our core values, which is why we will always answer your questions and address your concerns ASAP. Call us at (360) 639-4339 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. We serve Port Orchard, Bremerton, and nearby areas in WA.