Proper attic ventilation is one of the most important elements of your entire home. An understanding of this vital piece of your home will help you to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing your next home improvement project.
Why is ventilation so important?
- Heat and moisture are two major threats to your roof. To fight these enemies, you must ventilate throughout the entire year.
- Attics lacking proper ventilation are prone to excessive heat. Temperatures can soar up to 150 degrees causing damage to the decking and shingles. These temperatures may also radiate into the living area.
- Moisture can cause rat, mildew, mold, and paint blisters. It also renders insulation to be ineffective. Attic ventilation prevents the buildup of moisture and protects your home.
Mold/Mildew in attic due to insufficient ventilation and improperly ventilated bath fans.
- Proper attic ventilation reduces energy bills, winter ice build up, and eliminates mold/mildew which can lead to major health problems. By ventilating, you are extending the life of the other building components in your home.
At Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors, we believe proper ventilation is just as important as your new roof. Having enough ventilation in your attic will prolong the life of your new shingles, and will only serve to benefit your home. If you are in or near Colorado Springs contact us to set up your free estimate today! Our specialist will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your attics ventilation system.