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The Importance of Attic Ventilation and Roof Vents 

»Posted by on Jan 25, 2021 in Roofing Services | 0 comments

You probably already knew about the vents in your roofing system and how necessary they are in the design of your roofing system, however what does it really do and what will happen if you fail to put a ventilation in your roofing system’s design? 

 

When it comes to the ventilation of your attic, it is essential to make sure that there is enough room for air to flow in your attic thus ensuring that any heat that is excessive or too much can be removed. The air is released through the ridge cap of your roof or through a vent in your roofing system. Through the help of these release areas, you can provide a balance in the temperature in your attic and followed by a better ventilation not just in your attic area but throughout your home or living space as well.  

 

How much do you think is enough ventilation?  

It is common to have roofing systems that do not really provide enough ventilation and even with this common scenario, the majority of homeowners are not even aware that they have the same problem or scenario. To make sure you have enough ventilation. Check the space in your attic and make sure that the exhaust you have has a ratio of 1 by 300 square feet with respect to your attic space.  

 

If you don’t have the right ratio and you lack ventilation in your home, what should you expect? 

Having known the situation your home is in after knowing the principle behind a well-ventilated home, you are probably wondering the exact question. A home or property with a ventilation that’s lacking will definitely host a lot of problems and it is most likely relative to the location and weather or climate conditions you are living in. One very transparent effect of ventilation is reflected on your monthly bill. Moreover, lack of ventilation definitely eats up the life of your roofing system.  

 

1. Attics that are super-heated 

If you don’t have enough ventilation, you should expect your attic to be going into a summer region. If air is trapped and nowhere to flow the trapped air will heat up. Through this, you should expect the rooms in your home to start to warm up as well which will result in a higher bill because the problem will definitely mess up with the thermostat in your home.  

 

2. Warped ceiling or walls  

If you think the heat trapped in your attic will only ruin your budget due to a higher bill, you should also expect to have any wooden furniture, ceiling or walls to warp in the process. Due to the heat, expect the paint in your walls to blister.  

 

3. Moisture 

When it is hot outside and your attic, roof or home does not have enough ventilation, you start to panic because it brings great damages to the wooden aspects of your home and more than that to the energy consumption in your home however did you know that you can’t ditch a ventilation problem even with the coming of winter? Winter means usage of heated water as you shower and a quite often dryer usage as well. -You will probably cook more hot dishes through pots and pans to counter the cold too. In the situations mentioned, one common output is steam and a lack of ventilation can lead to moisture problem and will attract growth of mildew and mold in the process. This will lead to sickness or health issues in the long run.  

 

Want to spend more attention to your roofing but you don’t have enough knowledge what to do? roofing Saint John can be connected with for help and can be contacted through their page! Get quote now! 

 

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