Your attic isn’t just a space to store unused furniture and household items. It plays a significant role in allowing your roofing system to perform its best against the weather by doing one thing: providing proper ventilation.
Here are a few reasons proper ventilation in your attic is important:
Your Attic Balances Ventilation
Balanced ventilation prolongs the longevity of your roof. Proper air circulation is proven to maintain the structural integrity of a roofing system.
This is achieved by in-taking and exhausting airflow to let hot air escape. When ventilation isn’t balanced, hot air will only circulate on top of the attic space while stagnant air stays at the bottom, leaving your home vulnerable to deterioration and moisture damage.
A Ventilated Attic Cuts Down Your Energy Bills
Since all the hot air is exhausted through balanced ventilation in your home, your cooling bills are reduced. You won’t have to overuse your AC unit since warm air finds its way out of the attic rather than becoming stagnant inside it, making your home too warm or humid. With good attic ventilation, proper insulation in your roofing system as well as in your siding, your home can stay comfortable even during the coldest months.
Your Attic Prevents Problems During The Winter
Winter is a hard season for attics because when the temperature drops, danger can arise for your roof. These dangers include ice dam formation, moisture build-up and cold weather condensation.
When moisture build up occurs, your roof deck becomes vulnerable to buckling, swelling and rotting. The same goes for cold weather condensation, which also increases the chance of mold or mildew formation.
Ice dam formation, however, is the result of improper ventilation. The trapped heat in an attic causes ice dams to form down the eaves and gutters.
Gut-R-Dun can help you keep your roofing system healthy by maintaining the ventilation in your attic. We also offer other roofing services. Give us a call at (937) 422-7709 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Huber Heights, Kettering and Springboro, OH.