Erie Professional Roofers
Your Hometown Roofing Experts
Proper air flow is important to the longevity of your roof. It also can scale back the amount of electricity needed to supply your home with heat. There are several ways to properly ventilate a roof. Erie Professional Roofers can investigate your home and develop the best way to get the correct attic air flow for your roof. A well built attic is an important component to this. Heat and wetness from condensation can have a negative impact on a poorly ventilated attic which could bring in mould or decay. The consultants at Erie Professional Roofers can check out your current attic ventilation to see if it’s adequate in ventilating air flow properly.
We are able to provide many different kinds of affordable attic ventilation systems to add-on at the time we install your new roof. Most homes in North America don’t have correct attic ventilation just because the contractor that engineered the house cut corners to save cash. Attic temperatures in the summer can exceed 150 degrees! That heat radiates to the homes ceiling and makes the inside of your home less comfortable and tougher to cool down. A large majority of people aren’t aware of how much cooler their house can be during the summer with a properly ventilated roof system.
A poorly ventilated attic can cause:
- Higher energy costs for cooling
- Uncomfortable living accommodations
- Cracking, deformation and rot of wood roof
- decking and framing
- Shortening the lifetime of your shingles
To insure correct air flow through the attic, it is suggested that there’s a minimum of one sq ft of attic ventilation (both intake and exhaust) per every 300 sq. feet of attic area. If your attic is 1200 sq. feet, you should have a total of 4 sq. feet of ventilation. it’s typically divided between air intake and air exhaust, thus you would want 2 sq. feet of each for correct ventilation.