Many people are more worried about their roofing system keeping their home dry than roof ventilation. However, a roof that is well-ventilated makes life much better and easier for the people who live below it. Adequate roof vents and attic ventilation are important for lowering heating and cooling costs as well as improving comfort within a structure, in addition to providing a longer life to the shingles on a roof.
A roof that is properly ventilated enables hot air that circulates in the attic to escape, which helps to reduce demand on your structure’s cooling system. During the winter, proper attic insulation and adequate ventilation helps to keep the surface of your roof cold so snow does not melt on top of your roof, freezing and forming ice dams, which can ruin sheetrock, paint and more.
How do I know I Need Roof or Attic Ventilation Improvement?
If you look at your roof and eaves and do not see attic vents, you need to have attic vents installed.
If you touch your ceiling on a warm, sunny day and your ceiling feels warm, your attic is serving as a solar oven, increasing your cooling bills while baking your shingles.
If your eaves have thick ridges of ice during the winter, you may have poor attic ventilation due to warm war escaping and snow melting then refreezing along the cold eaves, creating ice dams.
If you see dampness or frost in your attic during the winter, you might need better roof ventilation.
Roof Vents and Attic Vent Installation
If your roof or attic vents are not well-ventilated, we can install new ones. There are several types of roof ventilation that can be installed. We can install ridge vents at the peak of the roof, helping hot air to escape. Soffit vents also are useful for working alongside ridge and gable vents to ensure proper ventilation.
The knowledgeable specialists at Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors are ready to help you find the perfect type of roof vents for your home.
Work With A Proven Stroudsburg Roofing Company
At Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors we offer a number of roofing services, both preventative and responsive so that the last thing that you need to worry about is the integrity of your roof. If you are currently experiencing an issue with your roof, or suspect that you are, contact us today to request a roofing inspection. One of our experienced roofers will come to your home and provide you with a quote for your roof replacement or roof repair.