The condition of any roof is not just determined by the quality of the roofing materials installed.
Underlying factors like insulation and ventilation are just as critical.
Homeowners are often interested in projects to improve the aesthetic appeal of their homes, particularly those that may increase the curb appeal of their properties. But some projects, including improving attic ventilation, can benefit a home even when they aren’t especially eye-catching.
Attic venting preserves the life of a roof while improving the energy efficiency of a home. Although it may seem counterproductive to let air into the attic when you are sealing drafts elsewhere in the home, there is a practical reason to venting an attic throughout the year.
A ventilation system basically comprises a network of vents or ventilation strips built into the edge of the roof to maintain continuous airflow in the attic. The airflow helps keep the attic nice and dry, preventing rot and mold from forming.
Some homeowners prefer having attic fans installed, which activates upon reaching preset temperatures, to keep the area cool and dry. However, it is advisable to consult the preferred contractor about the device because setting up will require running wires into the insulation.
Schedule a Professional Inspection
Before investing in a new home, take the time to ensure that a thorough roof inspection has been performed by a certified professional. Sit down with the roofing inspector prior to closing to go over any problems encountered, and make sure they are addressed before the sale goes through.
To schedule an inspection, give Muth & Co. Roofing a call at (614) 882-0900. Our team of experienced roofers can advise you of your options and take care of any roof, gutter or ventilation repairs that may be necessary.