Few things are more misunderstood about the home than roof and attic ventilation. In essence, it’s all about circulating air to keep it fresh and to reduce moisture levels. Understanding their benefits might be a roof-saver. Valley Vista Construction, Inc., the area’s premier roofing contractor, discusses the things about roof and attic ventilation that every homeowner should know.
More Attic Ventilation Isn’t Always Good
You should have only the right amount of attic ventilation for your home. Less can lead to moisture in the winter and decreased energy efficiency in the summer. But too much can create more roof penetrations where leaks can occur. They can cause blowouts in a hurricane or allow sparks to enter your home and set it ablaze.
Roof Vents Benefit Colder Climates
Good roof ventilation can increase energy efficiency during the summer. But shingle color, sun exposure and insulation are just as, if not more, important. Preventing moisture damage benefits and applies more to colder climates. In warmer climates, you have less worry about condensation. The roof repair service of Valley Vista Construction, Inc. offers the best ventilation.
Don’t Depend Only on Research or Online Experts
In some ways, roof ventilation is as much an art as it is a science. Don’t install your own roof vents based on something you only read online. Find a trusted and experienced roofer who has worked in your region. It’s better for your particular roof than any research study or online “expert.”
The Best Roof Ventilation
Not everyone agrees on the best roof ventilation. Ridge vents, gable vents, and soffit vents have their own weaknesses. The most effective ventilation uses a ridge-and-soffit continuous ventilation system. Talk to a roof or gutter contractor about your current system and any weaknesses.
Valley Vista Construction, Inc. can determine specific needs for roof and attic ventilation. We have the distinction of being a GAF Master Elite® contractor. We offer only the best products and services in Knoxville, TN, and surrounding areas. Call us at (865) 963-7003 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.