Attic Ventilation Roofers in Nashville
It is that time of the year again where proper ventilation is vital. Poor attic ventilation can ruin your insulation, destroy your shingles, and raise your energy bills. Why take risks? It is estimated that 9 out of 10 homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation. Why? Because most people are unaware that attic ventilation can impact the longevity of there entire home! For, example, in the summer, an improperly ventilated attic can cause heat to build in excess of 160 degrees. This superheated air eventually penetrates the ceiling insulation into the living area below. This my cause premature aging of your roofing system (“fried” shingles), warping, cracking, or breaking down of wood framing, damage to siding, exterior or interior paint, and wallpaper, and higher energy cost. A property ventilated attic can help reduce the load on your air conditioner by moving the superheated air out of your attic before it builds up and causes damage.
In the winter, various household appliances, bathtubs, showers, and cooking vapors can contribute to excess moisture build-up. Improperly ventilated attics will allow the moisture to collect and cling to the underside of the roof. There it will condense and fall, soaking the attic ventilation and reducing its efficiency.
Proper attic ventilation systems allow a continuous flow of outside air through the attic protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping to lower temperatures in the living space.
ABCO will help you or a friend in analyzing your needs. Just call us (834-ROOF) or e-mail us any questions you may have about your home whether it is about insulation, venting, or any other interest you may have.