Advantages of Roof Ventilation

Jul 14, 2021

Quality roofing is a vital aspect to any home.  Not only does it protect the house itself but if it is well constructed and installed, it will protect everything within the house, as well. Roof ventilation is an equally important component of the house too.  It will not only ensure the safety and long life of the roof but it will also help the structure as well.

The Advantages of Roof Ventilation

When a roof starts to exhibit non-weather related damages, many people assume this is due to poor materials.  More often the case that there is inadequate roof ventilation.  Not having the correct roof ventilation leads to a shortening of the roof lifespan.  An average home produces 4 to 5 pounds of water vapor per day.  If the home has poor roof ventilation this means that the vapor has nowhere to go.  Instead, it forms condensation on the wooden boards of the roof causing them to buckle, twist and contort and possibly mold.  In turn, poor ventilation leads to a greater chance of wind damage and increased occurrences of inexplicable falling shingles and tile, or even health issues.

Two Parts to Effective Roof Ventilation

It is essential that good quality roof ventilation consists of an intake as well as an exhaust.  The temperature difference between the inside and the outside of the roof can be drastic.  Only through using an intake and an exhaust can these temperatures be brought to a consistent level.

Different Types of Roof Ventilation

There are a number of different methods of providing adequate roof ventilation.  Each type of roof ventilation has its positives and negatives.  We can help recommend a roof ventilation systems to help find the best solution for your home in terms of effectiveness and aesthetics.