Attic Ventilation

A roof is a significant investment in your home, so you want to make sure your roof lasts as long as possible and continues to protect your home from the elements.

Most homeowners know the importance of routine roof inspections and completing needed roof repairs as soon as possible. What some don’t realize is the role that proper attic ventilation plays in maintaining a healthy roof.

Why Ventilation Matters

Without proper attic ventilation, the buildup of heat and moisture can cause issues with your roof. That excess heat and moisture puts additional stress on the shingles, and that leads to deterioration sooner than it would happen with sufficient ventilation. For that reason, attic ventilation plays a direct role in extending the life of your roof.

Do You Have Adequate Attic Ventilation

Just having ventilation doesn’t mean you have proper ventilation. When discussing your attic ventilation needs with a roofing professional, there are some things to consider:

  • The Size of Your Attic
  • Whether You Have Both Exhaust and Intake Ventilation
  • Whether the Ridgeline of Your Roof Will Support Proper Ventilation
  • If Existing Vents are Clogged or Covered
  • If There is a Place to Add Intake Ventilation (If There is None)

These and other factors will help your roofing contractor determine whether your attic is properly ventilated and, if not, come up with a plan to add ventilation that will help to keep your roof in good condition longer.

You should also ask the roofing contractor to take a look at your attic insulation to see if it is sufficient. As is the case with ventilation, proper attic insulation can also contribute to extending the lifespan of your roof.

Contact Our Trusted Roofing Professionals to Learn More

Since 2014, Dynasty Building Solutions has provided highly reviewed roofing services in the Tampa area. Our skilled contractors can answer any questions you have and guide you in choosing the proper attic ventilation for your home. Call our Tampa roofing company today or fill out our online contact form now to schedule a free consultation and accurate cost estimate.