When summer comes, most roofers deal with the same dilemma at nearly every household. Improperly installed attic ventilation cannot address two important aspects of indoor comfort: heat and moisture. Hence, without the proper ventilation, moisture from everyday activities such as showering and even washing dishes rises to the attic and slowly collects there. In this post, the experts from Barth Roofing Company, Inc., share a list of issues caused by poor attic ventilation:
- A/C wear and tear. A home air conditioner with poor attic ventilation must work overtime to keep the inside air cool, especially in the upper levels. If this isn’t properly checked, it could prompt and lead to roof replacement.
- Sagging or spongy decking. Excess moisture from the attic can end up seeping into the roof decking. This moisture can dissolve the adhesives holding the decking layers together, causing the roof decking to sag and warp.
- Mold and mildew. The warm and humid environment in an improperly ventilated attic is the ideal environment for mildew and mold growth. This can damage items in your attic so you should prevent their growth by calling a roofing company to have them inspected.
- Shortened roof life. The extra heat and moisture buildup in the attic can damage the roof decking and shorten the lifespan of the roofing shingles and underlayment. It can be noted that signs of a shortened roof lifespan include cracked shingles and premature granule loss.
To learn more about roofs and other related services, you no longer need to look online for a ‘roofer near me.’ Should you need assistance from trusted professionals like Barth Roofing Company, Inc., call us up at (209) 833-9917 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to serving you and helping you bring out the best in your home.