Your Roof’s Ventilation System Could Be Costing You Money

Letting Moisture Out Of Your House Is Important Too!

Just as keeping moisture from coming into your home is important, letting moisture out of your home is equally important. You may not realize it, but your home houses a lot of moisture.  Air conditioners, humidity and moisture in the air are consistently rising and needs to escape through your home.  This is where attic and roof ventilation comes into play.  Moisture that accumulates in your home or on your roof must be properly ventilated.  Without proper ventilation, mold, mildew, and fungus will grow and wood will rot.

Your roof ventilation system is composed of two parts: intake and exhaust vents.  These vents allow air to flow in your roof and allow air to leave through the vents.  This is the most important aspect of keeping your home’s moisture level at a healthy balance.  If there is a problem with your ventilation system, your home is vulnerable to serious damage.

It is always best to hire a professional roofing contractor who can advise you on the best types of vents that are suitable for your home.  Just as there are many different types of roofs, there are many different types of vents that are best suited for each roof.  A roofing contractor will explain to you the different types of ventilation systems and help you choose the vents that are best for your needs.

You may need to hire a roofing contractor if you notice that you are not getting enough ventilation through the vents.  If you do not feel any ventilation at all, you may discover that your energy bills skyrocket and structural damage to your roof may occur as mold, mildew, and fungus will grow rapidly.  Without proper ventilation, moisture will continue to wreak havoc on your roof. If there is a problem with your ventilation system, you must have it repaired immediately by an experienced roofer.

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