Did you know that attic ventilation has a positive effect on the life span of your roofing system? Not only that, but it also improves the well-being of your family and helps you save money on your energy bills.
How Does Ventilation Work?
Keep in mind that you will need a very specific type of air movement to ensure you have an efficient ventilation system. To produce a steady volume of air movement, a flow of air must be established. System components should also be correctly sized and positioned to provide constant airflow circulating throughout your attic area.
Furthermore, there are two ways air movement can be created: natural or mechanical ventilation. Natural ventilation focuses on natural air movements such as stack and wind effects. On the other hand, mechanical ventilation depends on a power source.
Why Is Proper Attic Ventilation Important?
Excess heat and moisture in your attic can cause a lot of problems in your home. For this reason, your roofing contractor will make sure your roof has a solid attic ventilation system. With this, you prevent heat from building up inside the space and minimize the deterioration of your roof’s shingles and other structural components, especially during the hot summer months.
Proper attic ventilation is also crucial in the winter months as it stops ice dams from forming along the roof eaves. As long as there’s sufficient intake and exhaust vents, you can rest easy knowing that your roof and gutters remain intact and free of these formations.
For more inquiries regarding your roofing system, get in touch with the expert roofers at Pechacek’s General Contracting. We are committed to providing top-quality home improvement services. Give us a call at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in the western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota region.