Proper attic ventilation allows a continuous flow of outside air through your attic by balancing air intake (at your eaves or soffits) and air exhaust (at or near your roof ridge) according to specific formula. This is beneficial for many reasons but specific to roofing it serves the following purposes:
- Prevents Moisture – Excessive moisture weakens and ultimately rots the wood members that support your roof. Over time this leads to structural failure. It also causes mold which everyone knows is a serious health problem.
- Prevents Excessive Heat – Excessive heat in your attic literally bakes the shingles and other roof components causing them to age and fail prematurely.
- Warranty Compliance – Another extremely important fact to know about proper roof/attic ventilation is that it is a warranty requirement of all the major shingle manufacturers. Despite this knowledge it is estimated that 9 out of 10 homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation. Unfortunately, these homeowners will find out the hard way that they have no warranty should a problem arise.
Address Attic Ventilation with a Roofing Consultation from Garner Roofing
Garner Roofing’s certified roofing consultants have the experience to evaluate your roof ventilation to insure it is adequate for warranty compliance and maximum roof life. If your roof requires supplemental ventilation we offer a variety of cost effective products for all roof types and home styles.
If you have any questions about Proper Roof Ventilation or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!
Garner Roofing Company, LLC is a Maryland Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor offering Residential and Commercial Roofing, Siding, and Gutter Replacement services to Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, and Northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Garner Roofing is also a Certified ShingleMaster Company through Certainteed. You can verify our credentials by visiting the Certainteed website.