Your roof protects you and your home against the force of nature. It’s just one reason you should make sure that it stays in good shape. Part of prolonging the life of a roofing system includes maintaining proper ventilation. A roof that lacks ventilation is more likely to fail early and or experience serious problems. Here are the signs that need better roof ventilation.
The Shingles Have Damage
You can expect a well-installed roof to last for decades, even with exposure to harsh elements. If your roof does not have enough ventilation, expect the shingles to show signs of damage even just a few years after installation. Buckling, cracking or warping shingles could indicate that the surface temperature of the roof is extremely high. It could also be a sign that there is trapped moisture underneath the shingles.
Your Insulation Is Deteriorating
The insulation is usually found on the attic’s floor space or the underside of the roof decking. With an under-ventilated roof and attic, the insulation will absorb and trap moisture in the space. It will result in the accelerated deterioration of your insulation. One way to prevent this problem is to hire an experienced professional roofing contractor for your roof installation.
Too Much Moisture in the Attic
Another sign that you need better roof insulation is excessive moisture in the attic. Your daily activities like laundering, showering and cooking can all generate, warm moist air that could rise to the attic. When properly ventilated, this air should be able to escape, and your attic should be dry. With sufficient ventilation, you can avoid moisture-related problems like rot, mold, and mildew.
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