Roofing material, shingle quality, and cosmetic appearance are often the most important properties that come to mind when a homeowner thinks of when it comes to a new roof. However, one of the most critical aspects that is overlooked is ensuring that the new roof allows for the attic to have proper ventilation. We’re here to discuss that with you today!
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Wait, what?! Roofs aren’t living creatures…they can’t BREATHE! While it’s true they are not taking in oxygen in order to maintain life, it allows heat to move in and out of the attic, creating a “breath effect.”
It’s All About Stability
Hot air is lighter than cold air, which is why attics and upper floors are usually warmer than single or lower-level properties. Proper ventilation helps keep attics cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, creating a more stable temperature throughout the year.
What Does This Mean For My Roof?
Part of a good roof means installing the proper ventilation. This could include whirly birds (turbines), soffits, and static vents are just a few of the different types available. Putting in ventilations ensures several things:
• It keeps ice dams from occurring by allowing the entire surface of the roof to maintain a stable temperature.
• It prevents excessive amounts of heat from ruining shingles, decking, and other roofing materials.
• It helps regulate condensation accumulation, which can warp wood and rust out nails.
Chappell Roofing is dedicated to making sure your new roof is properly ventilated. We want to make sure your new roof is not only beautiful, but is constructed in a way that provides quality and functionality. Give us a call today for a free estimate. We are proud to be your roofing choice for West Texas!