How Important is Roof Ventilation?

25
Mar

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have no idea about the right amount of ventilation that your roof needs...Although you may not put much thought into your roof or attic ventilation, believe it or not, a well-ventilated attic can: 

  • improve your roof’s lifespan 
  • make your home more comfortable for you and your family 
  • help lower energy bills 

Here are our top reasons why roof ventilation is so important for your home:

Why is Roof Ventilation Important 

Most roofing ventilation systems involve exhaust vents at the roof ridge and intake vents down along the soffit to create a continuous airflow throughout your attic. These soffit vents bring cooler air from outside your home, while the warm air will migrate to the exit vents that are located along the ridge of the roof.  

Around here, attic ventilation is essential to address excess moisture and heat that can become trapped inside your home. If these elements are allowed to build up, they can cause all kinds of damage to your home.  

Here are a few common problems we see caused by poor roof ventilation: 

  • Heat radiating down into your home 
  • Ice dams that can damage your roof (during our colder times of the year) 
  • Warped roof sheathing 
  • Wet insulation 
  • Damaged drywall 
  • Distorted and aged shingles 
  • Higher energy costs 
  • Frequent – and potentially costly – HVAC repairs 
  • Mold growth  

Our pros at Goodfriend Roofing can help you assess the condition of your roof ventilation system for maximum performance and efficiency. Give us a call to improve your roof’s performance today; we service all of Tampa Bay: 813-579-5789

Roof Vents and Temperature Regulation 

Even though we live in Tampa Bay where the weather is pretty mild, we still get those bitterly cold nights in the winter and hot humid days in the summer. If your roof isn’t properly ventilated, your home won’t be adequately protected from these shifts in temperature.  

In the summer, heat and moisture can collect in your attic and cause damage to wood, siding, paint, shingles, and even cause mold. A proper roof ventilation system will prevent moisture damage by releasing this hot moisture-filled air outside.  

A roofing ventilation system can also lower your energy costs, especially in our hot Florida summers. A hot attic can affect the temperature in your entire house, which means that your HVAC system has to work double-time to keep your house cool. With this increase in HVAC usage, you’ll start to see a steady rise in energy costs. But with the right ventilation, you can lower the temperature in your attic and reduce your electricity bill.  

Lower your energy bill and mitigate mold and other issues with proper ventilation. Not sure if your roof is equipped with the right ventilation system? Call Tampa’s best roofers at Goodfriend Roofing for a free roof installation or repair quote

How Many Roof Vents Do I Need? 

Our pros install a lot of new roofs; the rule of thumb to follow is that there should be a vent for every 300 square feet if there is a vapor barrier in your attic. If there is no vapor barrier, then there should be a vent every 150 feet. 

Roof Ventilation Repair  

If your home shows signs of poor roof or attic ventilation, you should have your roof inspected by a certified roofing contractor from Goodfriend Roofing. We will be able to safely inspect your roof for any signs of trouble, or areas in need of repair or replacement.  

Keeping up with regular roof maintenance will help mitigate any problems before they arise, and extend the lifespan of your roof significantly. In addition to checking your roof for issues, you should have the insulation in your attic checked for signs of damage as well. Our certified roofing contractors can also recommend insulation updates that your home might benefit from. 

Trust Our Tampa Roofers 

How long has it been since you have had your roof inspected or had a maintenance check performed? As your Goodfriend, it’s important to us that you stay safe and comfortable in your home. Our expertise and dedication to your home, is part of what makes us the best roofing company in Tampa Bay. 

Goodfriend Roofing can conduct a full audit of your roof’s condition and ventilation and make recommendations on how to protect your home, and save you money on energy costs. Call 813-579-5789 to get a contact-free consultation for your roof repairs or replacement today. We look forward to helping you! 

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