Having a good roofing system means more than just looking aesthetically pleasing on the outside. It should also perform efficiently on the inside, particularly through its ventilation system. As an expert among asphalt shingle roof companies, Silver Leaf Contracting explains why your roof will benefit from good attic ventilation:
How Attic Ventilation Works
Air movement can be provided naturally or mechanically through the use of HVAC systems. However, proper and efficient ventilation must require a steady and high volume of air movement to provide the best benefits all year round. To make this happen, a flow of air must first be established, which means the components should have the correct size and position to provide the needed airflow at a constant rate.
The Benefits of Proper Ventilation
As a professional roof replacement contractor, we know that efficient ventilation in your attic is not only important, but beneficial as well. During winter, an efficient ventilation maintains a “cold” roof system on your home. This is beneficial as the attic air mixes with the cool outside air, which prevents the snow from melting too fast on the roof and prevents ice dams from forming. In fact, it also helps in reducing moisture buildup in your attic, which may otherwise encourage mold growth and degrade the internal structure of your roof.
You can also benefit from having good ventilation during the summer months, since it helps in allowing cool and fresh air to enter the attic. It cools the eaves and soffit areas of your roof, which means the hot and moist air is expelled from the attic through the exhaust vents. This prevents your attic from accumulating hot air and damaging the inner structure of your roof.
If you’re looking for a trusted contractor on shingle roofs, Silver Leaf Contracting has got your covered! For more information, contact us now at (330) 236-4010 or you can fill out our online contact form. Talk to us today!