Why Proper Ventilation is Important for Your Roof
Hi y’all! As many of you may already know, proper roof ventilation is extremely important. Your roof needs the right ventilation in the attic area during the cold winter months and the summer. Here’s why:
- Extends the life of your roof.
Have you ever seen icicles build up on the edges of roofs and gutters? This ice buildup is known as ice damming. You can see the icicles, but you can’t see the damage that they’re doing to the edge of your roof.
Proper ventilation helps warm air escape before it has a chance to melt the snow and ice on your roof. A well-vented roof is easy to see in the winter months. It still has snow on the roof, but not an icicle in sight.
Ventilation benefits a roof when it’s hot outside as well. Unventilated or poorly ventilated attics don’t have an escape route for the heat that builds up. This buildup of heat can damage your shingles from the inside out. An evenly vented roof will allow the hot air to escape keeping your roof and attic cooler.
- Reduces energy costs.
When the temperature increases outside, we all want to stay cool inside. A properly vented roof allows heat to escape, thereby reducing the workload on your air conditioner. An air conditioner that’s running less means a lower electric bill.
- Reduces indoor temperature extremes.
Have you ever walked upstairs and thought it was at least 10 degrees warmer than it was in your living room? These indoor temperature extremes are often the result of poorly vented roofs. Once your roof is adequately vented, your home will be more comfortable year-round.
How we can help
American Cowboy Roofing incorporates some of the best roof ventilation techniques on the market today, so you can reap the benefits of a well-vented roof. Need a repair or a new roof? As a trusted contractor with over 50 years’ experience, a Virginia Class A license, and a Certified CertainTeed ShingleMaster, we will give you an honest expert roof evaluation and quote. Call American Cowboy Roofing and you too will be saying YAHOO!
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