Neemann & Sons – Ventilation is Key to Roof Lifespan
How does ventilation extend the life of my roof?
Adequate ventilation can help prevent moisture buildup, which can prevent rotting in the wood. It also helps protect against weather related wear and tear, and increases the life of the shingles.
When moisture and humidity build up in your attic, it can cause wood rot and water damage. In the colder months, the moisture buildup can turn in to ice dams, which have the potential to threaten the structure of your roof.
Ventilation techniques such as the ones listed below not only help extend the life of your roof, but they can help with the heating and cooling and energy costs in your home.
Attic Fans—Not only do they help keep your roof young by ridding the area of excess moisture, but they can also save you tons in energy costs. In many of the warmer months, the fan can be used to cool the whole house.
Vents—Adding a few vents to your attic space can help ventilate the area to keep the roof protected.
There are multiple kinds of vents that you can use, but the type you use will largely depend on the kind of roof you have and the size and shape of your attic.
If it’s time to replace the roof on your home, you can trust your home with Neemann & Sons for professional roofing design, installation, and repairs, using only quality products that fit your budget and exceed your expectations.