A properly vented attic and roof benefits you, the homeowner, in several ways. It helps you save money on your energy bills and also prevents problems which may lead to damage from mold, rotted wood, ice dams, etc. Even asphalt shingles can be damaged or destroyed without proper roof ventilation. These events in turn can lead a homeowner to avoidable, unnecessary repairs and possibly even replacement of your home’s entire roof if damage is excessive.In the Illinois area we experience extreme temperature variations from season to season. The winter season is approaching in this area. In the winter months proper attic and roof ventilation helps reduce the heat in your attic, thus keeping keep your roofs colder. Proper ventilation also helps remove moisture and condensation. These are good things in the Illinois region since they help avoid infiltration of driving rain as well as ice dam build ups in the winter. These ice dams can develop when melting snow refreezes again at night or even during the course of the day when temperatures drop below freezing. To avoid damage sufficient insulation should be properly installed on your attic floor which should be air sealed at best. How well that insulation works to control temperatures in the living spaces below depends on the ventilation in your home’s attic space. The ventilation should allow for a continuous flow of air from the outside of the house through the attic space. The circulating air should be balanced from intake through the roof’s soffits or eaves and exhausted near or through the ridge of the roof through vents (can also be powered) placed on the top of the roof near the ridge lines.
Call ZEO Roofing at 224-400-9500 to determine if your attic space and roof is properly vented in preparation for the upcoming winter. We can also inspect your insulation as well as your intake and exhaust vents to insure they are properly installed and in good working order. We will make further recommendations where needed. Please remember, if you need a professional roofing contractor to make necessary repairs, call ZEO Roofing for a free home roofing inspection*.
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