A New Roof Installed With Proper Ventilation Will Last Decades
Victory Home Remodeling is the leading residential roofing contractor in New Jersey, and when we install a new roof or reroof a home, we ensure that the ventilation system is optimized for that particular roof. Our team can also inspect a roof ventilation system to ensure that it is adequate. Proper roofing ventilation is an often misunderstood and underappreciated aspect of a roof, and there are many roofing companies that will just install new shingles and flashing without giving it much consideration. When you hire us to replace an existing roof or install a new roof, you can depend on us to ensure that your ventilation system protects your roof and makes your home more energy efficient.
Proper Roof Ventilation With Your New Roof
When you hire a roofing company to reroof your home, it’s imperative to ensure that it will assess your roof ventilation and make the necessary adjustments if applicable. Which vents you need, where you need them, and how many are required depends very much on the construction of your home. But what also matters is the roofing material being installed and the manufacturer’s specifications for that product. The reason this is so important is that it matters for the roofing material warranty. It also matters in terms of the long-term longevity of your new roof, and it matters in regard to the energy efficiency of your home and therefore how much it costs to heat and cool on a month-to-month basis.
The Problems With Poor Roof Ventilation
A roof ventilation system comprises a series of intakes and exhausts that ensure that air is circulated, which has a number of benefits. It safeguards against hot air being trapped in the attic, which makes your home less energy efficient. Inadequate circulation also means more moisture, which can make your home more prone to mold and mildew but also damp insulation. The lack of circulation also affects the roof itself. During the hot months, it can cause shingles and other aspects of your roof to wear down quicker than they otherwise would, and during winter, it makes the roof more prone to ice dams. Snow melts on the higher and warmer area of the roof and refreezes on the lower and colder area.