The shingles may be the most visible component of your roofing system, but it’s not the only thing that should be given focus. To keep your system in good shape, you’ll want to take a closer look at its other crucial parts as well. These include the ventilation, which actually contributes greatly to your roof’s longevity and performance.
- What Is Roof Ventilation? The ventilation is an important component in roof design. Its purpose is to keep your attic cool in the summer and dry in the winter. There are many types of roofing ventilation available today: two of the most popular ones being passive ventilation, which offers a non-mechanical way to draw and expel air in your attic, and solar-powered, which does the same thing, but uses energy from the sun to do it.
- How Does It Work? Roof ventilation does its job using intake and exhaust vents. The intake vents, which are generally located at the base of the roof (under the eaves) let cool air enter the attic while the exhaust vents, which are placed at the peak of the roof, allow hot, moisture-laden air to escape. To ensure air is circulated throughout the roofing system evenly and consistently, several different types of ventilation may be installed at different areas. Given its importance, ventilation is taken into account in every new roof installation project.
- Why Is It Important for Roof Longevity? A sealed attic can actually shorten the life of your roofing system because it allows heat and moisture to build up inside the space. This is where roofing ventilation comes into play. By expelling hot, stagnant air and letting in cool air, it helps eliminate the potential for mold growth and rot, which can eat away the roof structure. Roof ventilation also prevents the shingles above from aging prematurely.
TopTier Roofing specializes in a number of residential roofing services, including venting and insulation, but you can also turn to us for your remodeling needs. When in need of quality solutions to your home improvement needs, you need not look any further than us. We proudly serve Syracuse and the Central New York areas. Call us today at (315) 877-3760, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.