12 Sep Effective Roof Attic Ventilation
Residents without sufficient roof attic ventilation can face long-term problems due to the rising heat in Florida and the humidity. Roof ventilation allows for air exchange. It allows outside air to flow through the attic space. It removes heat and moisture. For proper airflow, the air must travel both inside and outside the house. The outside air usually enters the attic space via a soffit, and leaves via a ridge vent. When roof attic ventilation works effectively, there is a healthy air balance in the roof attic.
Poor ventilation can have harmful effects
Let’s take a look at what happens if the roof attic space doesn’t get enough ventilation. This will cause a buildup of two harmful forces, namely heat and moisture. Heat and moisture can build up. These forces can cause havoc in your home.
Insufficient roof attic ventilation can cause heat to gather from the sun and make the roof hotter than it needs. This stagnant air acts as an oven above your living area. The heat from your attic space can transfer to the ceiling and walls of the rooms below if it has become extremely hot. The air conditioner will have to work harder to keep these rooms cool if they heat up. This will cause undue taxing on the cooling unit, and will also raise the energy cost. The heat can also be transferred back through the roof shingles. This can lead to a shorter lifespan for your roof.
Moisture buildup can be dangerous, regardless of whether it’s caused by heavy weather, ambient humidity or in-home applications like washing machines and showers. It’s one of the most dangerous things that can happen to a structure. The condensation can seep into insulation, making it less effective. It also compounds the heat problems discussed above. High levels of condensation can cause damage to the paint and lead to walls and ceilings being ruined.
You can contact KCG Roofing And Carpentry if your roof isn’t properly ventilated, or shingles are damaged by super-heated attic space. Mold and mildew can be worse than other problems, as they thrive in warm and damp conditions.
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We service a multitude of areas in West Central Florida including:
- Anna Maria Island,
- Plant City,
- Apollo Beach,
- Brandon, and Seffner,
- Longboat Key,
- North Port,
- Port Charlotte,
- Punta Gorda,
- Sun City Center,
- Tampa Bay,
- Lake Whales, and all points in between!
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