Proper Attic Ventilation: Why Is It Good For Your Roof?

No matter the weather conditions in your area, proper attic ventilation is necessary. When getting a new roof, it is essential that your roofer installs the shingles correctly and makes sure that your attic is ventilated properly. Attic ventilation affects the lifespan of your roofing system and even your indoor comfort.

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Keep on reading to learn why proper attic ventilation is good for your roof. 

Why Is Proper Attic Ventilation Important?

With proper ventilation, cool, fresh air will enter the attic at the eave or soffit of your roofing system. It prevents warm, humid air from building up in your attic by allowing it to escape through ridge or other exhaust vents. Hot air can be generated from your daily activities, such as cooking, running the dishwasher, and using the dryer. Excessive amounts of it can result in different issues, such as moisture-related problems.

How Can It Benefit Your Roof?

Proper ventilation helps reduce moisture in your attic, which can damage and speed up the deterioration of your roof. Too much moisture in your attic can also lead to mold growth, which can be expensive to remove when widespread. Mold is not only unsightly but may also be harmful to your family’s health, especially those with allergies and asthma. 

Another benefit of proper attic ventilation is that it helps prevent damage to your shingles. When your attic gets too hot, shingles can deteriorate faster or fail early. When there’s no heat buildup in your attic, your roof will last longer and your home will stay comfortable. Proper ventilation will save you on roof repair and energy costs. 

Let Sterling Exteriors help with your residential and commercial roofing needs. Call us at (513) 685-8055 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in Cincinnati, Loveland, and Newton, OH.