08 Sep Repairing Your Roof Vents
Your attic holds a lot of heat. Your air conditioner can be stressed if there is too much heat in the attic. While a handy individual can install or repair a roof vent, some people prefer to hire professionals. KCG Roofing is a roofing company with years of experience in a wide range of roofing repairs including repairing your roof vents.
How Does a Roof Vent Work?
If your crawl space isn’t ventilated enough, it can trap moisture and air. Inadequate insulation can encourage mold, mildew, and other pests. A roof vent provides cooling and airflow. Air vents, when combined with high-quality insulation, can dramatically reduce your heating or cooling costs.
What Are Plumbing Vent Pipes?
You may also discover that your home has a plumbing vent pipe. The plumbing vent is similar to the pipes that move water into your home. It runs through your roof and out through your house. The plumbing vent pipe regulates the pressure inside your plumbing and helps prevent clogs.
Roof Vent Damage: More Problems
Roof vent damage can cause costly repairs. Leaking roof vents can cause damage to the roof and make it unsafe for your family. It can cause irreparable damage if the damage is not repaired. Water is the enemy to building structures. Many building materials are not meant to be exposed for extended periods of time to standing water. Moisture breeds mold and mildew.
While it may seem costly to repair a vent, allowing the damage to spread could result in a complete roof replacement. Repairing a roof vent can be done on your own for $10-100. While hiring a professional contractor to complete the repair can cost between $300-500. The cost of replacing your roof can run into the thousands.
The roof’s health will be assessed by an inspector when you are trying to sell your house. Any apparent damage such as flaking shingles or rusted flanges will alert any inspector who is looking at your house to determine if it’s safe. Inspectors will climb into crawl spaces to inspect the trusses, other structural components, for any water damage, pests, or mold that has been caused by excessive moisture.
Roof Vents are Important in Florida
Florida is well-known for its wild weather, which includes tropical storms and scorching temperatures. KCG Roofing has been in Florida for a long time and has seen everything.
Florida’s summer humidity can make it miserable. This is even more true if you store the heat from an oven in your attic. Temperatures in unventilated attics can easily reach 100°F. Your air conditioner won’t survive if there is humidity. Proper roof vents, which are Energystar-rated for homes, are much more efficient than homes without them.
Temporary fixes are not possible for major repairs like roof vents. Although wrapping a towel around the leak or tape around the weak spot may seem to prolong the life of your vent, it doesn’t stop the damage from happening.
If you can replace just the broken parts, you can avoid spending more than necessary on your roof vents. Your roof’s longevity will be increased if you replace them as soon as they are damaged.
No matter what temporary solution you choose, make sure to use the time saved by the temporary fix to plan for your permanent solution. If you are interested in repairing your roof vents then call us today. Hire a professional if you want to ensure they have the right experience and knowledge to do the job.