Keeping your roof well-ventilated this winter is imperative for various reasons. It protects your roof from the damaging effects of moisture, keeps your home in good condition, and helps maintain healthy indoor air quality. Local roofing contractor Homecraft Inc. explains more below.
Protection Against Moisture Problems
Proper roof ventilation keeps your indoors comfortable while protecting against many troublesome home problems like wood rot, mold growth, damaged shingles, warped roof decking and ice dams. Keep in mind that during winter, warm, moist air rises to the attic. Without adequate ventilation, moisture can form and seep into your roof’s integral components, compromising its structural integrity.
Intake vents allow cool, dry air to enter the attic. The warm, moist air in the attic, meanwhile, rises and escapes through the exhaust vents. During installation, expert roofers make sure these ventilation systems aren’t obstructed to ensure air circulation. This results in uniform temperatures, and since there’s no moisture to wreak havoc on your home, you won’t have to deal with mold and mildew growth. and other issues.
Things to Keep in Mind
There are several steps you can take to make sure your roof and your attic are well-ventilated this winter. Make sure electrical, HVAC, and chimney penetrations are sealed to prevent unnecessary airflow. If you notice damage on one of the vents, have them replaced as soon as possible. Also, never cover your vents; moisture issues are sure to manifest when you don’t introduce cold air into your attic.
Whether you need roof repair or replacement, Homecraft Inc. and its team of experienced roofers are ready to keep your home protected against the local weather. We are committed to using only the highest quality materials, professionally installed and backed by the industry’s strongest roofing warranties. Give us a call today at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form for a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.