In order to ensure you roof is functioning properly, there are a lot of things that need to be in place. It’s not enough to have the shingles and gutters repaired whenever they get damaged. You also need to ensure that the ventilation system is working properly. Roof ventilation plays a huge role in roof maintenance and you need to understand how it works.
First, let’s get into the basics of roof ventilation. The following post gives a comprehensive explanation of roof ventilation and its components as well as the important vocabulary you should know:
A guide to roof ventilation vocabulary
Ventilating your roof helps regulate the temperature and moisture levels of your attic, allowing you to save energy and prevent damage. So, it’s important to consider which components you will need to get stagnant air moving.
Here’s a breakdown of the lingo to get your project going:
Soffit: Soffits are air intake vents that bring in air from the outside. These are installed at lower points on the roof, typically below the eaves. When used in combination with roof vents, air is circulated from bottom to top. Without soffits, air remains stagnant in the attic, increasing the risk of moisture accumulation. We recommend using an equal amount of soffit and roof ventilation for balanced airflow. Read more at Duraflo…
A functional roof ventilation system will ensure the temperature in your attic is regulated, especially as spring progresses into summer. Keep in mind that the heat will not damage your roofing material if it is properly managed.
One of the features on your home that contributes to the ventilation of your roof and attic is a roof vent. The following post describes the function of a roof vent and why you should ensure it’s in good condition:
Roof Vents – Protect Your Roof and Home
The relationship between the roof and attic is one that many homeowners don’t understand. Some homeowners have heard that their roofs may not have adequate ventilation and think someone is trying to get them to sink a bunch of money into a superfluous home improvement project. In fact, roof vents are critical to extending the life of your roof, especially in newer homes. Given that putting in a new roof tends to be the most expensive home improvement installation of a home’s lifetime, protecting your roof is a vital piece of responsible homeownership. Read more at Home Advisor…
It’s no waste of money to invest in a proper ventilation system. You will avoid a lot more damage to your roof and home’s condition.
Another type of vent that is not widely known is the plumbing vent. It also plays an important role in your home’s functionality. It should, however, not be confused for a chimney or a roof vent. The following post describes what it is:
Plumbing Vents – What You Need to Know
When you are thinking about your plumbing you most likely picture lots of pipes. Maybe the sink or bathtub or toilet comes to mind. You most likely never even think about your plumbing vents. But having proper venting is essential to your plumbing.
Plumbing vents what are they?
Within your home there are special pipes leading from some of your appliances to an outdoor location. These pipes are referred to as your homes venting system. Most of the time these pipes lead up to your roof; however this is not necessarily true in all cases. Read more at Deschutes Plumbing…
A proper understanding of all the components of a well functioning ventilation system is important if your roof is going to last long. You also need a qualified roofing contractor to advise you on the welfare of your roof, taking into consideration your ventilation system. If you’re looking for a professional roofing contractor in Ashburn VA, contact us today for expert services in roof maintenance.