Effects of Insufficient Ventilation on Your Roof System

10902081_sThe most common cause of roof damage is inadequate ventilation in your roof. Ventilation is required to keep the attic cool during the summer and warm in the winter. If your roof does not have proper airflow throughout the roof system it can lead to a whole host of problems.

Having decent air flow during the summer will keep the attic from overheating which in turn keeps the rest of the house from getting too warm. During the winter, the attic is more susceptible to moisture from the operation of appliances in your home. The extra moisture can cause issues with the insulation if there is not enough ventilation.

Damage that could result from not having proper air ventilation includes:

  • Mildew
  • Deteriorated Insulation
  • Damaged Siding
  • Roof Frame Warping
  • Roof Deck Warping

The damage caused by insufficient ventilation is expensive and if not treated quickly can create even more problems. To prevent damage from occurring to your roof due to improper ventilation, you should have the current ventilation system inspected for problems. It is not difficult to fix poor roof ventilation. If you think your roof is need of ventilation repair, call Firehouse Roofing today.

Get a free estimate today. Our team of roofing contractors will do a full inspections to determine how well your roof is ventilated and whether there is any noticeable leaks or damage to the roof system. A well ventilated roof will decrease the risk of expensive roof repairs in the future. Contact us today if you need roof repairs in Rockwall or Dallas, TX.