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The Importance of Proper Roof Ventilation

A properly ventilated roof can save you a ton of money in the long run. 

One of the most important components of a great roofing system is ventilation, the longevity of your roof greatly depends on it. A few extra dollars spent on adequate ventilation will save you a ton of money in the long run.

What does Roof Ventilation do and Why is it Important?

Ice damning is a major cause of leaks during winter months. Ice damning occurs when your attic is not properly ventilated. Warm air from your home travels upwards and remains in your attic, melting the snow unevenly, which then freezes again when it reaches your eaves. This ice buildup will not only cause condensation and mould, but will deteriorate the shingles at a rapid rate and rot the roof deck.

During the summer, proper ventilation will allow for continuous outside airflow throughout the attic, keeping the inside of your home cooler, thusly saving you a large amount on your air-conditioning bill.

Things to Remember When Ventilating your Roof!

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What to Ask your Contractor About Roof Ventilation

When replacing your roof, be sure to ask your contractor the following questions regarding ventilation:

All in all, choosing the right roofing contractor in your area will eliminate any future roof ventilation risks and save you a ton of money in the long run. If you have a question about proper roof ventilation give Roofr a call at 866-819-5215 to speak directly with a roofing specialist. 

Hope this helps!!

Richard Nelson