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Is Your Roof Vented to Modern Standards?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Attic ventilation is crucial to the health of your roof. There are three components to proper ventilation. An intake, an exhaust, and a clear unobstructed path between the two. If you are lacking in either soffit or roof vents there will be an an incorrect flow of air, which can not only mean a very hot house in summer but it can also mean a moisture build up in your attic and eventually a warped, split, cracked or generally damaged roof.There are a number of ways that proper roof ventilation can be achieved and each have their advantages and disadvantages. The best choice for your roof will depend mainly on the size and shape of the roof.

Creating proper roof ventilation.

In order to create roof ventilation that adequately rotates air in and out of the house it is important to get the level of intake and expulsion just right. There is a specific formula to calculate exactly how much soffit and roof ventilation is required in each roof. Once it is determined how many square inches of ventilation is needed, appropriate vents should be installed, as well as making sure there is no insulation in the attic obstructing the flow of air from the soffits to the roof vents. Installing roof & soffit vents is easy and very affordable, so if you aren’t sure about your roof ventilation Don’t chance it! An attic vent will sell for around ten dollars and a qualified professional should be happy to offer a consultation for free. It is one of the cheapest, and easiest ways to get the longest life out of your roof.