While your roof is designed to be highly durable and resist all kinds of weather conditions, it is still susceptible to damage if the right precautions are not taken. Particularly, failing to keep the attic free of excess heat and moisture could cause your roof to deteriorate prematurely. We don’t want you to pay for a new roof any more than you do, especially since we can help you avoid it, so we think it’s important for you to understand balanced attic ventilation—what it is and why it matters.
What Is Balanced Attic Ventilation?
You might have a basic idea of attic ventilation already. Maybe you’re aware that your roof has vents, but you don’t know much beyond that. What you need to understand is that the vents are not all that helpful if the ventilation system isn’t also balanced. In other words, balanced attic ventilation requires an equal distribution of intake and exhaust vents. The amount of air entering the attic through the vents should be roughly the same as the amount of air exiting through the vents. This ensures heat and moisture won’t build up.
Types of Vents
It’s also important to avoid mixing different types of exhaust vents, like ridge vents and attic power fans, since doing so would create an imbalance. You need to choose one or the other. The other options for ventilation are soffit vents, which are a type of intake vent, and gable vents, which can act as intake and exhaust vents in certain conditions.
If you need experts to help you create a balanced attic ventilation system, for your roof, contact us today.