When installing a new roof on your home, ventilation is probably something most people do not have a lot of knowledge about. Ventilation is actually one of the most important aspects to maintaining any roof, while also keeping the home comfortable. It is important to keep in mind that there should be at least 1 square foot of vent area for every 150 square feet of attic space.
Ventilation has a significant role in the function and design of your roof and home. Keeping your attic space cool in the summer and dry in the winter is extremely important. This is the main purpose of your attic’s ventilation. Ice dams can be very damaging to not only the shingles on your roof, but your gutters as well. Ice dams typically occur in colder weather, when warm air is stuck in your attic and your roof’s sheathing is warmer than the outside temperature. This will in turn contribute to the snow melting on your roof and re-freeze as ice during colder temperatures.
During the summer in areas with hot climates, a properly vented attic gives the hot air access to escape. Which will ultimately lower the temperature of the house or building overall. The right attic insulation, along with a properly installed attic ventilation system, will supply good temperature and moisture control. Therefore, protecting your home from unnecessary problems or damages. There are a variety of different roof vent options to choose from. The most common vents used in our area are: gable vents, static vents, ridge vents, turbines and power fans.
It is necessary to make sure that you have the proper intake and exhaust to meet all manufacturer’s warranties. Roofs that are not properly ventilated, could void your manufacturer’s warranty. Your roof’s ventilation system should be a priority when it comes time to replace your roof. With proper ventilation your roof will last a long time as outlined by your manufacturer. Our trained professionals will not only properly size your attic, but make sure that you are getting the proper ventilation to meet the criteria for your roof warranty. We will look at all aspects of your ventilation for intake to exhaust. For maintenance, repairs, replacements or inspections on your roof, contact us at Eclipse Roofing and Restoration, we’ve got you covered! Give us a call today at (502)-266-4510 or contact us online.