Multiple layers of crucial components make up your roofing system. Some of them are not as noticeable as your shingles, but this doesn’t make them any less important. Take attic ventilation, for example. Without it, your roofing system will almost certainly fail – and far sooner than you may expect, too. Here’s why attic ventilation is important for your roofing system.
1. It helps prolong the life of your roofing system. Attic ventilation works by drawing fresh, cooling air into the attic through intake vents (usually located in the soffits) and allowing warm, moist air to escape via the exhaust vents (typically found in the ridge of the roof). Because attic ventilation encourages smooth and consistent airflow, it prevents solar energy from increasing the temperature inside the space, which in turn, stops excess heat from warping the roof deck and causing shingles to age prematurely.
2. It keeps your roof cool and dry. You’ll find that proper attic ventilation is incredibly helpful during the winter months. It helps keep your roof’s temperature below freezing, preventing snow and ice buildup on its surface from melting and refreezing along the eaves. Basically, proper attic ventilation significantly reduces the likelihood of ice damming.
3. It maintains a pleasant indoor environment for your home. The sun beating down on your roof during the summer may cause attic temperatures to rise, and this may also affect your home’s thermal comfort in a negative way. But with proper ventilation, this will no longer be an issue. It keeps heat from building up in the attic and causing your air conditioner to work overtime.
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Make the most of your roof’s service life and performance by ensuring it has proper attic ventilation. And if you need a professional who can provide the highest quality roofing solutions, the only name to call is Crown Roofing LTD. Schedule a roof evaluation by calling us today at (604) 370-6288 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve Surrey and Vancouver, BC, and the rest of the Lower Mainland.