When it comes to the longevity of your roof, it’s important to consider energy solutions. The 2 types we recommend every homeowner consider are Radiant Barriers and calculated Attic Ventilation.
Did you know?
- All asphalt shingle manufacturers’ warranties become void if an attic is not properly vented.
- A balanced attic ventilation system will reduce your utility costs and lengthen the life of your roof and HVAC system.
- Proper attic ventilation can prevent mold and mildew and other temperature and moisture-related problems.
One of the most important things for any homeowner to consider is proper attic ventilation. We find that very few homes have proper ventilation. They are usually under-vented and almost always not in balance (providing the appropriate amount of rooftop exhaust equal to air intake). This is most critical during the high-temperature months of the year.
Attic ventilation is often overlooked by DFW roofing contractors because most do not understand the dynamics of air movement and are untrained in knowing how to fix an unbalanced system. Our staff is technically trained to specify the right system for each home or building and to install it properly.
Why Vent Your Attic?
Attic ventilation might seem like a minor consideration, but when properly installed, it allows your home to breathe, saving you hundreds of dollars in repair costs.
During warmer months, ventilation helps keep attics cool. It helps prevent hot, dry summer air from delaminating the roof sheathing. It also stops shingles from deteriorating prematurely. What’s more, fresh air in the attic makes a home much easier to cool, which can result in lower energy costs.
In winter months, ventilation helps reduce moisture to keep attics dry. It stops water from backing up under shingles, damaging insulation, and rotting the roof structure itself. It also helps prevent ice dams from forming. Ice dams occur in areas where snowfall and cold temperatures are common and pose a special problem because they prevent meltwater from running off the roof. They can even cause leaks inside your home, resulting in drywall damage.