Your Flint Roofing Contractor Discusses the Importance of Proper Roof Ventilation

A home ability to properly vent is a critical component in the performance and lifespan of your roof. The proper amount of attic ventilation increases the longevity of your roof by minimizing the difference in temperature between the air outside and what’s in your attic. Inefficient ventilation systems are known to increase energy costs, damage roof system components, and cause ice dams. Whether your roof project is new construction or replacement of an existing roof, installation of the best ventilation system for your house is critical. A proper air ventilation system controls attic moisture in the winter and hot air in the summer. Ceiling lights, attic doors, wiring, pipes, exhaust fans, and chimneys should all be sealed in order to prevent moist air from traveling from living spaces to the attic and causing damage as it condenses.

Your roof’s ventilation system should be engineered to allow consistent intake and exhaust airflow underneath the covering of the roof substrate. This is accomplished with slotted fastening holes that promote thermal movement through the vent passages which air flows through from the eave to the ridge, keeping the entire roof system balanced by promoting the correct flow of air.

Fifty percent of venting should be on the roof and fifty percent should be under the eaves or soffits in order to ensure a proper flow of air in the attic space and minimize problems that occur in improperly vented attics. Experienced roofing contractors are skilled in determining how variables interact and impact residential roof ventilation and what the ideal airspace is relative to your project’s ventilation needs.

As the premier roofing contractor in Flint, Sherriff-Goslin has decades of experience ensuring the roofs we install are properly ventilated and built to last. If you’re in need of a free roof inspection, do not hesitate to contact us today!