A roof will face various climates during its lifetime, including: wind, hail, rain, snow, extreme heat, and many other elements. It is crucial that you have a high-quality roof to protect yourself and your family from the worst weather conditions.
Many homeowners put off necessary roof repair and roof replacement until it’s too late. They end up with mold, drywall and possible structural damage throughout their home as a result.
It’s a good idea to have your roof checked on a regular basis, especially if it has potentially suffered storm damage or if it is more than four or five years old.
Proper ventilation of the attic with natural air flow draws out heat and moisture, resulting in energy savings. This keeps the roof deck cool and dry, extending the life of roof shingles, and preventing ice dams and mold, without using the energy needed to run an attic vent fan.
Any moisture and warm air in the attic could condense causing water damage and creating an ideal mold growing environment. The air inside an improperly vented attic will be warmer than the air outside. Proper ventilation in the winter draws out moisture keeping the attic space dry.
In a poorly vented attic, temperatures can rise to 160° or more. This heat buildup can raise the temperature inside your home and increase the amount of energy used by air conditioners. This extreme heat, beating down on your roof, can blister, curl, or even split your shingles.
Adding insulation to poorly insulated ceilings can have a major impact in comfort and energy bills.