It’s allergy season, your house needs to breathe too!
The roof that sits on top of your home is designed to protect you from outside elements and serve as a barrier against snow, rain, sleet, hail, high winds and any other effects of weather.
A roof is the biggest and most important component to your home.
You want to make sure that you roof is treated with the proper amount of ventilation so that it breathes through your attic which helps address the heat and moisture from the inside of your house that can effect the HVAC system. The two components that provide the air flow are the ridge and soffit ventilations.
Why Do You Need Roofing Ventilation?
When it comes to ventilation, you have intake (soffit) and you have exhaust (ridge). Air has to flow in and out of the attic. The two components come hand-in-hand and without one or the other, air will not properly flow through your house they way it is designed to, which in turn could create problems.
Without proper ventilation you can have condensation and sweat issues that could eventually lead to mold and mildew.
The ridge vent is located at the peak of your roof and allows for the damp, warm air to flow out of the attic.
The soffit ventilation helps your home receive the right amount of airflow circulation while also reducing moisture and heat buildup in the attic. It is an architectural element located beneath the eaves of your roof and serve as both an aesthetic and functional purpose for a buildings roof system. Without a soffit, your rafter beams are fully exposed which give pests like squirrels, birds, and bats a way to get into your home.
Improper ventilation may cause:
- A hotter home
- Higher AC bills;
- Higher electrical bills and mold
Make sure that you have a roofing expert evaluate your roof ventilation to make sure it’s proper and safe! Freddy and Son Roofing is here to help you with that! If you have any questions, just give us a call at 571-393-1983.