Hello, and welcome back to our blog! In part one of this blog series, we talked about what your home’s ventilation is and how it affects the overall condition of your home, your home’s energy efficiency, and its safety. Ventilation, more specifically your attic ventilation can have a huge impact on the condition of your roof if it’s not managed. In the summer, temperatures can get extreme and cause your air conditioning to work overtime. Whereas when it’s cold, poor attic ventilation can lead to mold growth and ice dam buildup that will damage your roof. Keep reading to learn how to avoid this.

How to prevent it

There are two types of vents that will allow your attic to have the optimal circulation and keep the temperature in your home more balanced and well regulated. A soffit vent can be installed where the roof overhangs and allow air to enter. Box, ridge, and power vents are placed towards the top of the roof which allows air to exit through.

If you already have these vents installed, you’ll need to make sure they’re free of debris and junk that may inhibit the airflow. As you can imagine, having a lot of clutter in your attic can also contribute to this issue. Make sure to remove any unnecessary belongings from the attic so that the airflow stays steady all year long.

This shouldn’t be limited to your attic, however. It’s equally as important to have good ventilation throughout your home. If you have any questions, make sure to speak with an HVAC specialist who can help you out.

 

 

Call Your Roofing Contractor

Although high energy bills, ice dams, and mold growth can be caused by many things in your Richmond home, poor attic ventilation is one of the main culprits of these issues. If you have any questions about how ventilation affects your roof, contact an expert roofers at Houser Roofing.

We are your Top Rated Local® Roofing Contractors in Richmond, Texas, have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, are CertainTeed certified, and have served the Texas community with over 25 years of combined experience. We’d be glad to visit your home for a free inspection and consultation so you can be sure that you’re getting a dependable and affordable service. Contact Houser Roofing today in Richmond, Texas to learn more about us or get started!