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Why Proper Attic Ventilation Is Good for Your Roof
Why Proper Attic Ventilation Is Good for Your Roof
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    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Why Proper Attic Ventilation Is Good for Your Roof

Installing a strong and efficient roof is more than putting on the shingles. It is also vital to properly ventilate the attic, whether you live in a warm or cold climate, to prolong the life of the roofing system and prevent persistent and expensive issues from arising. In this article, Universal Roofing & Exteriors reveals the two main functions, as well as benefits, of proper attic ventilation.

Proper Attic Ventilation

Functions of Attic Ventilation

A crucial function of ventilation is that it allows cool, fresh air to enter the attic space at the eave or soffit areas of the roofing system. It is also responsible for exhausting moist, stale air from the attic through the ridge or other exhaust vents to head off numerous issues and maintain a comfortable living environment.

Benefits of Attic Ventilation

There are numerous reasons why you should consider having adequate ventilation in the attic. A roof and siding expert shares some of them:

  1. It helps reduce harmful moisture. Excessive moisture can build up in the attic, deteriorating the roofing components and damaging the entire structure. It also helps get rid of mold and mildew.

  2. It helps save energy. Heat buildup in the attic forces your air conditioning system to work harder in order to sufficiently cool down the house, especially the living space directly below the attic. Having proper ventilation can ward off this problem, saving you more on energy bills in the long run.

  3. It helps prolong the life of shingles. Extreme heat in the attic can bake the shingles and cause them to degrade a lot faster than normal. This is why most shingle manufacturers recommend proper attic ventilation on asphalt shingle applications.

Universal Roofing & Exteriors is a premier source of top-rated home improvement solutions, including roofing and siding installation services. Our team aims to provide a comfortable living experience through industry-leading products and services. Call us today at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We work with homeowners in and around Carmel and Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

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    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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