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Why Adequate Attic Ventilation Is Important

Attic ventilation can provide year-round benefits for your roofing and your entire home. By creating a system that allows an efficient flow of air, you can have a cooler attic in the summer and a drier one in the winter. It’s a simple process that plays a significant role in maintaining your home; it also comes with a number of advantages. All American Roofing lists them below.

Benefits of Proper Attic Ventilation

The benefits of adequate attic ventilation can be summed up in the following:

  1. It reduces the risk of moisture damage. Excessive moisture can build up in your attic over time. This can lead to mold growth and potentially damage your attic and degrade your roof.

  2. It helps prevent roof damage. Extreme heat in the attic can bake the roof shingles and cause them to prematurely age. That is why most shingle manufacturers often recommend proper attic ventilation.

  3. It can help you save on energy costs. Heat buildup in your attic can force your air conditioner to work harder to cool down your home, particularly the living space below your attic. By preventing excessive heat in your attic, you can avoid higher bills too.

Signs of Poor Attic Ventilation

It’s good that your residential roofing has adequate ventilation. Don’t forget to include this in your regular roof inspections, and always look out for any signs that your attic ventilation may be in bad shape. Here are a few things to watch out for:

  1. An unexplained increase in your heating and cooling bills – This can happen when the attic insulation gets wet and loses its effectiveness.

  2. Rust and corrosion on metal materials in your attic – Check nail heads, light fixtures, electrical boxes and HVAC components in your attic.

  3. Water stains or dampness on the attic side of the roof sheathing – Pay close attention to signs of deterioration in your roof’s structural support.

From gutter repairs to roof insurance claims, All American Roofing can help with your needs. Our team is dedicated to excellent workmanship, and we can ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Call us at (888) 786-0400 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in OKC, Edmond and Norman, OK.