When your attic is properly ventilated, the built-up head is allowed to escape which increases the life of your roof, prevents interior structural damage and reduces energy costs. It’s critical that your roof ventilation is working properly every day with every season. The goal is to create a gentle movement of air inside the attic space replacing the stale humid air with fresh air.
In the winter months, a poorly ventilated roof will provide the perfect environment for ice dams. The accumulated heat does not escape efficiently which eventually will lead to water leaking into your home.
During the summer, heat builds up in the attic and if it is not vented out properly, your home will struggle to cool off the overflow heat coming from the attic. This heat will continue to radiate into the structure of your home even after the sun goes down.
If you have an excess of humidity in your attic there is a high risk of mold growth. When the attic is properly vented, this removes the humid air which prevents the ability for mold growth.
The solution is to be sure to install and effective ventilation system for your home. There are several systems that can be installed depending on the size of your home, attic and other factors. The various vents include ridge vents, wind turbines, box vents, power vents, and soffit vents. At Welter Construction, we are experts in assessing the ventilation input and output, then installing the vents in optimum areas so your roof venting is most effective.
When you’re in need of a new roof, Welter Construction can help. Whether your replacement needs come from storm damage or the age of your roof, our team has the experience to install your roof that is vented properly.
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