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June 15, 2023

A properly functioning and adequate ventilation system is pivotal for the health of your roof and home. Your roof ventilation system dictates how much fresh air flows into your attic and how much hot air releases back outside. If your home's roof ventilation system does not work correctly, you could have several issues that require repairs. Continue reading to learn why proper ventilation is crucial for your roof in the summer.

Preventing Mold and Mildew

Your home inevitably produces a large amount of warm and damp air inside. Since heat rises, this hot, damp air makes its way into the attic. With a working system, the hot air would then be pushed outside of your home. However, if you do not have enough return vents the hot and humid air will end up sitting in your attic. Over time, the humid air will increase the moisture in your attic, leading to mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew repair can get costly quickly, as well as cause health concerns for you and your family.

Reducing the Temperature Indoors

During the summer, your air conditioning system is working hard to produce refreshing, cool air to keep your home comfortable. If the warm air in your home rises to your attic with no way to escape, your home will continue to be hot and uncomfortable. Having enough vents in your ventilation system to allow the warm air to escape and keep your home nice and comfortable this summer.

Decrease Energy Costs

If your air conditioning unit is working overtime to produce cold air but your home is filled with warm air, your air conditioning unit is working that hard for very little reason. All of the cold air is no match for the hot air that is stuck in your home. Not only will this drive up the price of your energy bills since your units will be continuously running, but your units will also experience more wear and tear, requiring additional maintenance.

Prevent Roof Damage

When the heat accumulates within your attic, not only does it cause the inside of your home to heat up, it can cause your roof to start to heat up. As your roofing materials experience heat on the top and on the bottom, the roof decking adhesive can begin to break down and your shingles can start to become brittle, crack, or curl. This damage to your roof can then make it susceptible to leaks which can lead to water damage throughout your home.

As a homeowner, there are a few things you need to know about roof ventilation to ensure it's working properly. Learn more about roof ventilation and how it affects you as a homeowner.

A properly functioning roof ventilation system is extremely important for the health of your roof and home, especially during the summer. 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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