At some point in time, you are going to need a new roof. Such necessity may entail a number of considerations such as choosing the perfect color, right materials, and best style that will fit your desire. Although the considerations concerning the exterior aspect of your roof are important, you should also not neglect the internal aspect of your roof, such as your attic and its ventilation. It is important to factor in proper ventilation when you are planning to have a roof replacement or roof installation. Failure to do do, will lead to problems which will definitely cost you in the future, that you could have avoided if you paid close attention to your ventilation needs.
A well-regulated ventilation system for your attic will mainly include two important processes, the intake of fresh air that is directed into the attic, and the exhaust of hot, moist air to the outside environment. These processes taken as one is responsible for naturally regulating your home’s temperature throughout the year, especially during summer when more heat is absorbed by the roof that is inevitably transferred towards the attic.
To somehow give you an overview of the importance of a properly ventilated attic, here are some of the significant role and impact of an attic ventilation to your home structure and environment.
As mentioned above, a well-ventilated attic contributes to the removal of hot air and moisture from your home, especially during summer time. As a result of the removal of moisture, the structural integrity of your roof shingles is preserved, as it helps prevent premature deterioration. Similarly, the expectancy of your roofing system will likely be extended
One of the benefits of a balanced attic ventilation, especially during hot season is its contribution to the reduction of energy cost. As the roof’s exterior is exposed to the scorching heat of the sun, significant portion of such heat is radiated into your living spaces, if attic ventilation is neglected. As a result, you might be tempted to use your AC unit more frequently, or your HVAC system may work overtime just compensate the heat that is being transferred to your living area from the attic.
Whether you like it or not, the damp, dark, and warm spaces of your attic attract pests, insects, and rodents alike. That is why it is important to regulate the temperature of your attic so that it will not be a conducive spot for insects and the likes to breed and live on. You should keep in mind that a well-ventilated attic will help prevent such conducive atmosphere from forming right above your head.
A properly ventilated attic is not only useful or beneficial during the hot and dry season. Even during the winter season, a proper ventilation is needed in order to prevent the formation of ice dams on your roof eaves. If you are not familiar with it, you should understand that very warm attic during winter will contribute to the melting of the snow and ice above your roof. When those materials will melt, it will then roll down to the eaves and would later on accumulate. Thus, forming icicles or ice dams.
The very concept of a proper attic ventilation would simply mean that free flow of air throughout the attic space is observed all throughout the year in order to properly compensate and adjust with the changing seasons of the year. That is why it is important that you maintain a well-ventilated attic, whether its summer or winter time. If you need a roofing contractor in Bergen County to perform an inspection to determine if your attic is properly ventilated, then give Xpress Construction a call at (201) 817-2100. We are not only a roofing expert, we are also siding and gutter system specialist. You may also visit us at 615 Bartell Pl, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 for a personal consultation. Contact Us Today!