Proper ventilation is a necessary element of a well-built, correctly installed roofing system. It's a crucial part of a healthy and comfortable home or business and it can both extend the lifespan of your roof as well as save you money. Often overlooked or taken for granted, good ventilation allows the hot air in your attic to escape in the summer and in the winter, it keeps the air cool and moisture-free. Homes and businesses that lack proper ventilation are subject to a number of ailments including:
If heat and moisture aren't removed from your home by a proper ventilation system, then serious damage can occur, along with higher utility bills! Trapped heat causes your air conditioning to work overtime and eats you alive with higher utility bills.
Trapped moisture can mean wet insulation, and wet insulation doesn't work. Trapped moisture can work down into your house and cause paint to crack and peel. It can also steal years of useful service from your roof by creating mildew and rot that damages your home and creates unhealthy conditions. Excessive heat can dry out shingles and rob them of a useful life span.
We've all recently read about serious health problems caused by fungi and molds that grow in the home. These health problems are a direct result of moisture problems caused (in considerable part ) by poor venting.
At Certified Roofing, we take ventilation very seriously. If you think an average "low ball" roofing company is going to calculate attic size, compute your CFM (cubic feet per minute) ventilation needs, remove your perimeter plywood, remove the rafter blocks and install intake vents to work with a high performance ridge vent...pinch yourself because you're probably dreaming!
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At Certified Roofing we’ve been helping homeowners and commercial property owners save money for 30 years. We are a full service company. We design, build and install roofing systems, skylights, seamless gutters, attic ventilation systems, and energy efficient insulation for walls and attics. We repair and restore old tile roofs, wood shake roofs, and composition shingles.