Ventilation and a Healthy Roof System
Most American homes have slopes and shingles that encapsulate the attic in the interior of the home. With this type of scenario, a drawback occurs from a lack of proper ventilation from the attic to the roof assembly. While most contemporary structures have comprehensive building codes altered to account for this shortcoming, older homes often require remediation in terms of this issue.
Key Benefits of Roof Ventilation
Proper roof ventilation provides year-round protection against a number of specific problems. These can arise in houses that don’t have enough airflow running through their roof assemblies. The first of these problems stems from the trapping of excess heat. During the summer months, a plethora of heat can accumulate in attics, due to vast rooftop sun exposure and heat’s natural propensity to rise. This trapped heat can force your cooling system to work overtime, sending your energy bills through the roof. Next, improper ventilation can cause roof decking and shingle damage. Summer heat, especially when combined with high humidity, can morph the appearance and structure of your shingles. Improper ventilation isn’t only an issue in the summer months though. In the winter, condensation emerges as a cause for concern.
During these months, warm and moist air from the lower levels of your home tends to rise and collect in the attic, causing condensation. This can cause problems such as rotting and buckling of the roof deck, mold and mildew, and insulation damage. One of the most significant problems caused by inadequate insulation is wintertime ice dams, in which water freezes in your roof gutters and forces a backup of cold water to build up below your shingles. This can generate the need for hefty expenses stemming from repairs as well as substantial damage to your roof, interior walls, and ceilings. If you’re already experiencing problems, or if you need assistance in adding ventilation, don’t hesitate to contact us! A small investment today can help you avoid massive repair bills in the future!
Let Chase Construction North West Inc. Help You With These Issues and More Today!
As a skillful roofing contractor who has been in business for over 13 years, we are the right place to come to for these and other roofing issues. We come highly ranked both by our associates and our customers. Prior clients have given us a 4.5 rating on our various review sites and our trusted partner GAF® has awarded us with the prestigious Master Elite Status. We work hard to maintain our good standing and keep adding satisfied customers to our list. Chase Construction is the one to trust for your residential re-roofs, flat commercial roofs and repairs. We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services contact Chase Construction North West, Inc. today. Fill out our free estimate form or call us today at 253-445-8950. Thank you for considering us for your next project!