While choosing and installing the right type of shingles is the most visible aspect of any roof replacement project, there’s more to the whole process than meets the eye. Just how well your brand-new roof performs also depends on proper attic ventilation. Ventilating your attic carries with it a number of benefits, starting from adding a few extra years to the lifespan of your roof right down to improving the overall energy efficiency of your home.
The importance of properly and adequately ventilating the attic cannot be overstated. Ventilation can help keep your roof in good shape, no matter what your climate is or the current season.
By opening up air circulation in the attic, you’re maintaining a “cool roof” over your home. This means mixing cold outside air with warm indoor air, resulting in less melting snow during the winter. This means your roof is less likely to form dangerous ice dams when the snow begins to melt.
During the summer months, proper attic ventilation provides the hot humid air from inside your home an exit point. This reduces the moisture levels in your attic, keeping it safe from mold, rot and other potentially costly structural damage. By releasing warm air outside, a well-ventilated attic can also improve your home’s cooling and save you money on your energy bills.
Professional Attic Ventilation
Talk to your roofing company about including proper attic ventilation during your next roof replacement or repair appointment. With the right amount of air circulation in the attic, you’re promoting a more balanced environment indoors and protecting your roof from any future problems.
At 1-800-RITE-ROOF, we can help you find ways to properly ventilate your attic as well as provide you with roofing solutions for your home. Give us a call at (262) 373-3800, or fill out our contact form to schedule a maintenance inspection or request a free estimate on roof replacements today. We serve homeowners in Brookfield and other nearby areas in Wisconsin.