The health of your attic has a major impact on the health of your roofing system. An attic needs to be properly insulated and ventilated, or the roofing system will be vulnerable to a host of problems, from ice dams to leaks.
In today’s post, Bradford Xteriors – Denver discusses the importance of proper ventilation in the attic.
One of the most common reasons people call their roofer is moisture damage in the home. As hot indoor air rises inside the home, it can cause condensation to occur in the attic. Over time, this condensation can cause the wooden support beams and joists that make up a majority of your roof assembly to rot, and it can also cause mold growth. Allowing this warm moist air an exit point via attic vents helps prevent these problems.
Attic condensation is more prevalent in winter when homeowners are running the heat regularly. Overheated air that accumulates in the attic can also partially melt the snow on your roof, leading to the formation of dangerous ice dams. In fact, the most effective way to combat ice dam formation is to adequately ventilate and insulate your attic.
It’s important to include a thorough inspection of the ventilation shafts in your attic and roof in your roofing maintenance plans. This helps keep the roof assembly in good shape, maximizing the lifespan of your roof.
At Bradford Xteriors – Denver, we have the skills and experience to help you with all your roofing installation, repair and maintenance needs. Give us a call at (720) 520-2514 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Denver and Colorado Springs.