Good Ventilation is an important factor in ensuring you not only have a healthy and long lasting roof, but also have a more energy-efficient home. A well ventilated roof cools the attic, which is especially important for homes that are located in the middle of the Texas summer heat. Imagine your attic is like an oven, getting so hot that it not only heats up your home, but can also warp, distort and damage shingles and roof structures. Worst of all, it can even cause fires in extreme weather conditions.
Even for Texas, winters can be damaging to a badly ventilated roof due to sudden frost causing moist air on the rafters, metals, and wood. This condensation can cause mold-breeding moisture, it can rot the roof deck, and even cause water to leak from the roof into the insulation and home.
All these issues can be easily avoided by having proper ventilation on your Texas home. Why risk mold, condensation and fire dangers to your roof, home and family?
There are several types of vents that can be used to help ventilate a roof. Roof Ridge Vents, which are placed on the ridge, or top point of a roof, allow moisture, heat, and stale air to exhaust out of your roof. These type of vent can help reduce the heat and condensation found inside your roof.
Another type of vent, known as Soffit Vents or Eaves vents, are placed on the lower edge of the roof, and allow air to enter the roof and push out the stale air.
It’s important to check your roof to see what type of ventilation is best for you. Whether you have an older home or a brand new home, there’s no reason not to check to make sure your roof is properly ventilated.
The best option is to have a professional roofer with experience do a thorough inspection of the roof’s to evaluate your ventilation system.
All Star Roofing is an Austin Roofing Contractor with over 30 years of experience serving the Central Texas area. Our services range from residential and commercial roof estimation, roof repair, and roof replacement.