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Roof It Forward - How do you Prevent Problems With Your Roof Ventilation as Your Roof Ages?

November 08, 2022

As a homeowner, you want to make sure that you prolong the life of your roof as much as you can. One of the best ways to do that is by keeping up with continuous maintenance. One of the elements that require additional maintenance and could also severely impact the well-being of your roof is your roof ventilation. Continue reading to learn more about preventing roof ventilation problems as your roof gets older.

First, it's important to understand the importance of proper roof ventilation. Roof ventilation is a combination of intake and exhaust vents to create air circulation inside and outside of your home. Without air circulation and ventilation, hot air will end up becoming trapped inside your home which can cause a myriad of problems.

To be able to prevent problems, you still need to be able to identify any problems your home may have with its roof ventilation system.

- Water stains or noticeable leaks caused by moisture build-up due to the lack of circulating air.

- Uncomfortable temperatures inside your home since hot air is being trapped in your attic then could move throughout your home.

- Peeling or blistering paint on the inside or outside of your home from moisture build-up.

- Rusty, moldy, or cracked shingles or other roofing materials.

- A humid or damp attic from lack of ventilation and moisture build-up.

- Ice dams on the edges of your roof caused by the refreezing of melted snow.

Now, onto how to fix and prevent roof ventilation problems.

- Make sure your attic insulation is not covering any of your vents. Your vents being covered will prevent the ventilation system from absorbing and exiting air.

- If your home is showing signs of ventilation issues, you can add more vents to your roof to improve the overall system.

- Annual roofing inspections give you the opportunity to have highly trained roofing professionals ensure that your ventilation is working properly. Through annual inspections, you can catch any problems before they turn into expensive repairs.

A properly functioning roof ventilation system is extremely important for the health of your roof and home, especially as it ages. To make sure your roof vent continues doing its job, it's time to schedule a roof inspection. Roof It Forward offers a free video roof inspection so our trained technicians can ensure that your vents and roof are in good condition. Schedule your consultation with us today.


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