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Ventilate Now, Thank Us Later

When it comes to roofing, many homeowners focus on the materials and quality of the roof itself while ignoring the significance of adequate attic ventilation. In fact, attic ventilation is a crucial component of a healthy roofing system.

Roof Diagram

What is Attic Ventilation?

Attic ventilation is the process of exchanging air from the attic with air from the outside. This is done through the use of vents, which are typically installed on the roof or the gables of the attic. The purpose of ventilation is to regulate the temperature and humidity levels in the attic, which can have a significant impact on the health of your roof and your home.

Why is Proper Attic Ventilation Important?

Proper attic ventilation has a number of benefits, including:

Increased Energy Efficiency: Without proper ventilation, the temperature in your attic can skyrocket, leading to increased energy costs as your air conditioner works harder to keep your home cool.

Unvented vs vented attic in summer
  • Extended Roof Lifespan: Excessive heat and humidity can cause shingles to deteriorate and roof decking to warp or rot. Proper ventilation helps regulate the temperature and humidity in your attic, preventing damage to your roof.

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality: Attic ventilation helps remove excess moisture, which can lead to mold growth and poor indoor air quality.

  • Reduced Ice Dams: In colder climates, proper ventilation can prevent ice dams from forming on your roof, which can cause water damage to your home.

How to Achieve Proper Attic Ventilation

To achieve proper attic ventilation, it's important to work with a qualified roofing contractor who can assess your specific needs and recommend the best solution for your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The size and layout of your home will determine the amount and placement of vents needed.

  • Different types of vents, such as ridge vents, gable vents, or soffit vents, may be needed depending on your specific roof design.

  • The amount of ventilation needed is calculated based on the size of your attic and the pitch of your roof.

types of roof vents

Don't overlook the importance of proper attic ventilation when it comes to your roofing system. With the right ventilation system in place, you can enjoy increased energy efficiency, a longer roof lifespan, improved indoor air quality, and reduced risk of water damage. Talk to your local roofing contractor to learn more about the importance of attic ventilation and how to achieve it for your home.

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