Roof Ventilation: Why Is It So Important?

Roof ventilation enables air to properly circulate in your attic, ensuring that the space remains cool in the summer and dry during winter. In this post, siding and roofing specialist All American Roofing discusses how the attic ventilation system works and lists some of its benefits to your home.


How Does Roof Ventilation Work?

A roof ventilation system encourages the continual flow of air through your attic. It gets rid of moisture and hot, moist, or stale air — which can cause problems not just to your roof but your entire home. During colder months, warm air trapped in your attic can cause snow to melt quickly and then refreeze to form ice dams. In the summer, the hot air unable to escape your attic can affect the temperature inside your home and cause your air conditioner to work harder.

In order to work, your roof ventilation system should be correctly designed and constructed. Typically, attic ventilation consists of intake vents and exhaust vents, which roofing companies install at proper intervals in your attic or roof area. It’s critical for the system to balance out intake and exhaust ventilation so as to create a slightly pressurized environment in the attic. This will prevent conditioned air from being sucked out quickly through the vents.

Benefits of Roof Ventilation

Here are three of the main benefits that a roof ventilation system can provide:

  1. It reduces temperature extremes inside your home, which also means improved indoor comfort.
  2. It helps reduce your energy costs. Since your air conditioner doesn’t need to compensate for extreme indoor temperatures, it has less workload — which ultimately means less energy consumption.
  3. It contributes to the longevity of your roofing system. Roof ventilation prevents a number of problems caused by heat and moisture, which can lead to roof damage.

All American Roofing is a locally owned company that can ensure excellent workmanship. Whether it’s installing windows or roofing, rest assured that we will use our full expertise to carry out the job to a high standard. Call us at (888) 786-0400 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma City, OK.