Proper ventilation of the attic space of your home is crucial to a healthy roofing system. It helps prevent premature aging and damage of the roofing materials that can be caused by moisture build up and excessive heat build up in the attic.
The goal is to allow for natural air flow of the outside air upward and out of the attic space. This helps keep the attic (and your home) cooler. It also help keep it drier by preventing moisture build up in insulation, structural wood, the roof deck, and even the shingles and other roofing materials themselves.
Overall, a well ventilated attic also helps conserve energy and reduces summer cooling costs. A bit of upfront cost for a proper ventilation system can save much larger amounts of money over the lifetime of the roofing system.
Stay tuned for our next blog post, which will discuss how to achieve a balanced attic ventilation system