As you look for roofing companies for free roof estimates, go ahead, and ask them about their roof ventilation services as well. A roofing system is more than just the shingles that comprise its surface. It’s a system of interconnected parts, each one filling a crucial role in the overall performance of your roof. Roof ventilation is one of these important aspects of roofing that often goes overlooked.
There are many benefits to properly ventilating your roof. While these might not sound like a major factor in keeping your roof in good shape, these benefits can actually save you a lot of money and headaches in preventing common roofing problems. Today, we walk you through the advantages of a properly ventilated roof.
It’s easy to think that the majority of the job of your shingle roofer is all about replacing the roof. However, they do spend a lot of time ensuring that the support structures that will hold the roof deck securely in place are strong and stable. These structures are typically built with wood, making them prone to moisture and humidity-related issues. Ventilation allows hot and humid air to exit your attic and your roof, and keep the wooden support beams dry and protected against moisture damage.
Warm air always rises and inadvertently ends up in your attic. Without proper ventilation, warm air has no means of escape, trapping it within your roofing structure. This can drive your air conditioning bills up as your HVAC system will now have to consume more power to balance out the accumulated heat present under your roof.
The heat in your attic can also cause some damage to the shingles themselves. Contact your local roofing company if you suspect that your shingles are being affected by the high heat and high humidity environment of a roof without proper ventilation.
At Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., we can help you find good ventilation solutions for your roof. Give us a call at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.