What is Ventilation? Why is it so important? What type of role does it play for your home? You got it right, this blog is all about ventilation, what is it, and what it does. All of your ventilation questions will be answered today. We hope that by the end of this blog, you will feel confident in your ventilation education, and just maybe you will choose Valley Roofing to be your ventilation expert.

What is roof ventilation?

This is the ventilation system in your attic or crawl space that ensures the right amount of air is getting where it should be. Vents keep your home cool in the hot months and warm in the cold months. You want air to move properly and not be stagnant because it can cause certain issues for your home. It can be composed of fans, soffits vents & ridge vents, or gable vents. All of these vents keep the air moving without allowing rain, or snow to get into your home.

What does it do?

As mentioned above, roof ventilation keeps your home safe from the elements. It is meant to keep the air flowing so that there is no stagnant air. If you do not have proper ventilation it can lead to a myriad of different issues not only for your roof but for your entire home.

Why is it important?

Roof ventilation is important because it prevents several issues that can occur in your home such as moisture being trapped in your attic or crawl space. The build-up of moisture is extremely bad, this can lead to mold, wet rot, and more. Something else to keep in mind is that the moisture will damage your roof. It will create severe issues for your roof by making nails rust, growing mold or mildew, and even making your roof deck rot. Your roof is a huge investment so making sure that it is well-ventilated is worth the time and money. 

Another reason to have a well-ventilated roof is that it can improve your electrical bill. If your roof is not ventilated properly it will affect your entire home’s heating and cooling systems. During cold weather, your roof’s ventilation will help release any heat that is collected in the attic. Heat that accumulates in the attic or crawl space can be dangerous during the winter season. If heat collects it can prematurely melt snow and ice on your roof, which leads to ice dams. During warmer weather, poor roof ventilation will trap heat in the attic and can severely impact your cooling system. This makes your home less energy efficient. 

If you are looking to get a new roof, need a roof inspection, or want someone to check out how your ventilation system is working then give us a call at Valley Roofing!