Better to be Safe than Sorry When it Comes to Your Roof!
Although leaks and excess moisture can come from many sources, it is a good idea to check your roof and attic and make sure there are no problems. If you are replacing your roof, you owe it to your family to make sure you are hiring a quality roofing contractor to prevent future leak and moisture problems.
IS YOUR ATTIC VENTED PROPERLY?
A lot of your home's HVAC system loses its power directly through your roof. Without proper insulation, your energy bills can be sky high. Have one of our guys come out and take a look at it – we might be able to save you money on your seasonal electricity bills.
Typical household activities can wreak havoc on a roof if proper roof ventilation is not provided. In cold weather extra warm air generated by doing laundry, taking showers, cooking, dish washing can cause a severe build up of moisture that leaks into the attic. This can cause all sorts of problems. Ice back up problems become enhanced, moisture build up in the attic that can damage plywood and insulation, not to mention loss of your insulation's R-Value due to dampness. The ideal attic temps should be at or near the outside temp at all times-no temp difference, no condensation very simple.
In the summertime, heat build up just kills the life of the roof, it causes premature aging and cracking of the shingles and the wood in the attic. Unwanted heat can also transfer back down into the living space causing discomfort and an extreme load on the A/C unit. The benefits of a good ridge and soffit vents are great even for your energy bills.
Mixed Vents will short circuit your attic ventilation
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Mold caused by Roof leaks and poor Ventilation can damage your home and your health. Without proper leak barriers and attic ventilation, you may experience leaks or excess moisture causing mold growth. Mold can grow not only in your attic but anywhere in the home that an undetected leak is present.
Most homeowners don’t even consider mold to be a problem unless they can actually see it. But mold often starts growing in invisible areas like attics, basement, air ducts, or even wall cavities. Mold is a Bigger Problem Than You Think.
There are many articles and studies that confirm mold is a serious health issue:
The Environmental Protection Agency considers all molds to have the potential to cause health effects.
Mold Can Cause Many Health Issues. Anyone may suffer adverse effects from the existence of mold. Those most susceptible include the elderly, pregnant women, infants and young children, and people with allergies, chronic respiratory illness and/or chemical sensitivities, as well as those
with weakened immune systems.