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Why Roof Ventilation Matters

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Proper roof ventilation is imperative to maintaining the health of your roof.

In fact, if your roof is compromised and damaged, it can have huge consequences that can negatively affect your house and your life.

If not properly ventilated, hot air can produce an overly warm home, and even lead to mold, dams, or mildew.

What Is Roof Ventilation?

Roof ventilation involves a system designed to circulate the air in and out of your vents to promote healthy airflow.

The purpose of this system is to prevent hot air from being trapped in your home which can cause damage in many ways.

Your Options

When it comes to roof ventilation you generally have two options to select from.

Natural ventilation takes advantage of the natural flow of hot air rising in your home.

This system considers this natural occurrence and combats it by installing several roof vents to release the hot air.

Mechanical ventilation uses a power source to stimulate constant airflow.

This option is ideal for roofs that are not conducive to natural ventilation or if you are located in an area without much wind.

Do You Have Poor Ventilation?

There are a few telltale signs that you may have poor ventillation in your roof.

These signs include the following:

  • Icicles

  • Ice dams

  • Your AC has broken

  • Noticeable temperature differences in the home

  • Roof leaks

  • Mold

  • Mildew

  • Unwanted pests

Improving Roof Ventilation

Installing roof vents are easily performed by any reputable roofing company.

Moreover, proper ventilation can help create a more comfortable home, prolong the life of your roof, and even save you money in energy costs.

A&M Roofing

At A&M Roofing, we are a licensed Virginia Class A Contractor specializing in all types of roofing and exterior renovations.

If you would like to learn more, visit our website today or call us to speak with a member of our team, (703)584-5876.

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