Do You Have Poor Roofing Ventilation?

While the amount of ventilation in your roof and attic is not something that sits at the forefront of anyones mind, it is very important to the lifespan of your roof. It also plays a vital role in how comfortable you and your family are by distributing heat correctly. And has a major impact on your utility bills. With that in mind, it is now time to consider whether or not you have poor roofing ventilation.

How It All Works

Your roof has a variety of things attached to it. When it comes to maintaining proper ventilation, you should have intake vents installed in the lower areas and exhaust vents in the higher ridges. This allows for continuous air flow throughout your attic. Inadequate ventilation can cause serious damage to your roof. In the summer time you not only have the sun beating down on your shingles, it raises the temperature of your attic. This increased temperature can warp your roof and shingles, and prematurely age your roof. In Oklahoma, it is already a known fact that most roofs do not live their full life, and are replaced within 20 years.

Things To Watch Out For

There are signs that can give you an idea of whether or not you have poor roofing ventilation. Recognizing these signs and taking action can save you money in the long run. Look for things like:
  • Increases in your heating and cooling bill.
  • More HVAC repairs as your unit is running longer and more frequently.
  • Ice damming in the winter months.
  • Rippled and wavy appearance in your shingles.
  • Dampness or water stains on the underside of the roof in your attic.
  • Increased allergy symptoms (this can be caused by mold spores building up in your attic and not be circulated out.)

What You Can Do About It

If you are noticing damage to your roof or have concerns that your attic is not properly ventilated, call the experts at Roof Co today. Our trained professionals will give you a free inspection and let you know the full condition of your roof. Send us a message here or call 918-921-4400 for more information.
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