Attic and roof ventilation is an important part of every residential roof installation and, if properly done, can prevent major roof problems in the future. Universal Roof and Contracting shares details on how important ventilation is.
The Importance of Attic and Roof Ventilation
The ideal inside roof temperature should be more or less the same as its outer layer. This allows even expansion and contraction from temperature changes, which helps prevent warping and other structural problems. The moisture levels should likewise be the same as trapped moisture can cause many other problems.
Exposure to two different temperatures can damage the roof deck as well as other parts of the roofing structure like the rafters and trusses. When you factor in moisture absorption, it could warp the entire structure, leading to sagging roof lines or even a collapsed roof. The material used for attic insulation tends to form clumps when wet, which diminishes its insulative properties. Once the insulation fails, unvented heat can cause uneven roof temperature. A warm and moist attic is also the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. All of these cases require extensive roof repair from professionals like Universal Roof and Contracting.
Proper Attic and Roof Ventilation
If you are getting a new roof installed, choose roofing systems that feature ridge ventilation. Since warm air tends to move upward, the roof peaks, or ridges, are the best areas to install exhaust vents. As warm air escapes, cool air enters through the eaves. Manufacturers like CertainTeed® and Owens Corning® offer complete roofing systems with these features. Ridge vents can also be added to existing roofs, depending on its condition.
In addition to that passive type of attic and roof ventilation, you can also choose to have exhaust fans installed on the roof. You can choose low-maintenance solar-powered fans, which helps avoid any impact on your energy consumption. This active type of ventilation system is best for homes with large floor areas.
To learn more about our services, including roof replacement, repairs and maintenance, call Universal Roof and Contracting today at (407) 278-2686. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection and estimate. We have provided Florida homeowners with quality products, top-notch services and solid warranties for over 50 years. We serve Winter Park and surrounding areas.
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