Many homes have attics which can actually add to the overall value of the home. Unfortunately, an attic can also cause major issues if it is not ventilated properly. Ventilation is essential for a number of reasons, particularly:
- Damaged roofs and insulation – If your attic is not properly ventilated and moisture gets in, it can damage wood, shingles and insulation which could end up causing mold or warping. This adds to even more moisture getting in and could eventually lead to damage to the actual structure of your home. When insulation gets wet, it needs to be replaced because it stops performing its duty. Replacing insulation as well as roofing and siding can be very costly.
- Mildew – Without proper attic insulation, you are going to begin to see mold and mildew in your home. Condensation from changes in the outdoor temperature will cause moisture, which will lead to mold and mildew. If you store items in your attic, they could be damaged when the attic is not ventilated properly. The air in your home could also be affected by mold and mildew which can cause serious illness.
- Energy bills – Not having your attic properly ventilated could be costing you money on your cooling bills. If you live in an area that sees extreme temperatures during the summer months, your attic could be costing you money. Hot air could become trapped in the attic which will cause your air conditioner to work harder than it should in order to keep indoor temperatures cool. Proper ventilation however will allow this hot air to escape and help you to keep cooling costs down.
Ventilation will allow air to flow properly through your attic and return outdoors where it belongs. During the warmer summer months, this is essential in keeping heat from building up which can cause damaging moisture in your home. During the cooler winter months, ventilation will help to keep the surface of your roof cooler so ice dams do not form. Attic ventilation systems should be composed of two types of vents. Intake vents are typically installed near the eaves or soffits at the edge of the roof, and they allow outdoor air to enter. Exhaust vents are typically installed along the roof’s ridge and allow air to escape back outdoors. Both vents are essential in a proper ventilation system.
Our Ventilation Services
Perdomo Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC knows the importance of proper attic ventilation. This is one of the most important factors in how your roof will withstand weather and other elements over the years. Without the right ventilation, you could be forced to repair and/or replace your roof much sooner than you think. We can help you to choose the right type of ventilation for your attic and offer a number of choices including:
- Cupola vents
- Fascia vents
- Gable vents
- Power vents including electrical installation
- Ridge vent systems
- Soffit or cornice vents
- Solar power vents
- Turbine vents
Vents come in different shapes, styles and sizes and it is important to know which type is best for your home. Certain things such as the configuration of your roof, climate and the size of your attic need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right roofing ventilation. We have many years of experience in the roofing industry and know how to properly determine what types of venting are best for different homes. We will gladly sit and discuss your ventilation options with you and help you to better understand why ventilation is important and the benefits that it offers.
Whether you are building a new home or you need a ventilation system added to your existing home, we can assist you in choosing the right system.