Proper Ventilation for Your Roof

Improper Ventilation-Compacted Insulation-Rotted Roof Deck.jpgMaking sure your attic and roof are properly ventilated is essential to ensuring a long life for your roof and for preventing the formation of damaging ice dams.

Poor ventilation can substantially shorten the life of your roof by allowing heat and moisture to build up under the roof deck. This puts extra stress on the roofing materials, which can warp, deteriorate or become spongy; or mold and mildew can form on the deck material.

Stop Ice Dams with Ventilation

An imbalance in the temperature of the roof during the winter months – cold on the outside and warm underneath – can lead to ice dams. These form when a warm roof melts the bottom layer of snow or ice, which then flows down to the edge of the roof. Once there, the melted water is once again exposed to cold temperatures and refreezes, causing a buildup of ice (“ice dam”) to form. The ice dam can cause water to back up into your home where it can cause serious structural damage.

Muth & Company Roofing designs roofing systems that incorporate intake vents under the edge of the roof eaves, which allows fresh air to flow into your attic. The ridge vents at the peak of the roof allow stale air to leave the attic space. This circulation of air helps prevent heat and moisture from building up and rotting out your roof deck.

You can rest assured your project will be completed expertly when you choose Muth & Company Roofing to be your roofing contractor in Columbus!

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