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Let Your Home Breathe With Better Roof Ventilation

You may discover ventilation problems with your roof if you inspect the attic. Many people first find out about roof ventilation problems when they assess their energy use. A roof that doesn’t ventilate properly will strain your heating and cooling systems. It may be difficult or impossible to heat or cool the building properly altogether. Your contractor may recommend adding certain types of vents to your building to fix the issue. Proper ventilation will keep your attic reasonably cool and keep the roof from wearing out early due to heat issues. 

Use Multiple Vent Types for Great Results

Your roofing contractor can help you assess the issue completely and develop a long-term strategy. Many buildings utilize a combination of ridge vents and soffit vents to get the best results. Some people add turbines or gable vents as well. Box vents are also a great solution for many buildings. Ridge vents are installed near the top of the roof and are considered some of the best vents for releasing heat. Soffit vents are installed near the bottom edge of the roof and help supply the attic with fresh air. Box vents and gable vents can be used alone or in combination to do the same job for other buildings. Box vents can be matched to your shingles and are placed near the roof. Gable vents will often include a mesh screen and are installed right under the roof gable. 

Shelby Roofing and Exteriors has provided quality contracting services for over 40 years. We help residential and commercial clients in the St. Louis, MO and Southern Illinois areas. Contact us today for help with your building. 

Give It Some Air: The Importance of Roof Ventilation for Your Home

Roof vents make your home more comfortable and reduce the need for repairs. These vents come in many styles and keep air circulating through the attic. The extra air cools the roof and helps prevent mold growth. The heat that collects in the attic will escape through the top of the roof without the help of these vents. This highly inefficient process will keep the attic from cooling to the right temperature most of the time. Moisture can’t escape this way, so you’ll end up with a muggy attic and higher energy bills. Here’s what vents do. 

Vents Release Moisture and Prevent Indoor Mold

Most people don’t inspect their attic very often and don’t notice any mold growing for a long time. Roof vents will keep moisture out of your attic that develops over time. The whole house will have cleaner air, and your beams will stay strong longer. 

Vents Help Indoor Heat Escape and Preserve Shingles

Many people don’t think twice about how hot their attic and roof get. Overheated attics and roofs are one of the main causes of prematurely cracked shingles. Attics and roofs without vents will collect extra moisture as they heat up. Prolonged exposure to heat and moisture can damage sealing and waterproofing and shingles. Vents are the best way to avoid this situation.

Vents Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Keeping the attic cooler and drier is one of the best ways to reduce your energy use. You’ll also reduce long-term strain on your air conditioner. 

Shelby Roofing & Exteriors has over 40 years of roofing experience. We offer exceptional roofing repairs, installation, and maintenance to clients in the greater St. Louis, MO area.