As a homeowner, you expect your roof to provide reliable protection against the weather and the harsh elements. You know it does, but did you know that it can also help improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ)? This can be done with the help of routine inspections and maintenance checks by a trusted roofing contractor.
Ensuring Proper Attic Ventilation
Sufficient attic ventilation is crucial to the longevity and performance of your roof. It should have a balanced system of intake and exhaust vents to draw cool, fresh air into the attic and allow warm, moist air to escape. This results in a cool and dry roofing system. Overlooking this important aspect of your home can impact your home’s indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Here’s how:
- Heat accumulating inside an inadequately ventilated attic gets radiated into your indoor living spaces, causing your air conditioning system to work twice as hard to provide comfort, especially during the summer months. This, in turn, can result in high energy consumption, which you’ll soon notice in your succeeding monthly bills.
- Cooking, bathing and other household tasks that involve the use of water generate high levels of moisture, which may then accumulate inside the attic. Without proper ventilation, the wooden components of your roof become exposed to moisture, facilitating mold and mildew growth. If not addressed, it not only affects the roof structure, but could also find its way indoors and wreak havoc on the respiratory health of your family members.
Keeping Your Roof Well-Maintained
The good news is that you can preserve or even prolong your roof’s lifespan by scheduling regular roof inspections with a reliable roofer like Krech Exteriors. You can rest assured that our roofers will identify and fix any signs of moisture damage. They’ll also see to it that your roof’s ventilation system doesn’t have any obstructions to ensure continued air circulation in and out of the attic.
More importantly, they’ll examine whether your roof is properly insulated. It serves as a shield that prevents extreme outdoor heat from entering the attic while keeping any heat buildup from inside the attic from radiating indoors. Any damage or issue with your attic insulation will also be dealt with right away to ensure the energy efficiency of your home.
For your residential roofing needs, trust Krech Exteriors! Call us now at (651) 688-6368, or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve clients in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities.