Why is roof ventilation important?

Your roof plays an important role in protecting your home. Think of it as a way for your home to breathe.

Proper maintenance and roof ventilation help prevent damage while protecting the integrity of your roof. No matter the time of year or what season we are in, roof ventilation serves an essential purpose. 

Proper roof ventilation is what allows air to flow through while providing other benefits such as:

  • Preventing condensation, mold, and rot
  • Increasing energy efficiency
  • Extending your roof’s lifespan
  • Reducing indoor temperature extremes
  • Preventing ice dams

Types of roof vents

There are two types of attic ventilation systems: active and passive. Active ventilation systems pull the air from the outside and into the inside. Passive ventilation systems mean the air in the attic is caused by natural occurrences such as wind.

Active ventilation systems are more common, and those include:

  • Turbine vents
  • Power vents
  • Solar-powered vents
  • Ridge vents

Warning signs of poor roof ventilation

Different types of weather can damage your roof, but so can improper roof ventilation. Fortunately, there are a few warning signs to look for when it comes to your home’s ventilation system. Some of those signs include:

  • Moisture in attic and roof leaks
  • Rusting attic
  • Deteriorating insulation
  • Frequently broken A/C system
  • Hot or cold areas of your home

If any of these sound familiar to you, we recommend having a professional inspect your home and its ventilation system to prevent any further damage.

Vents promote adequate airflow and block out moisture. Ensuring that your home is properly ventilated will save time, money, and energy, as well as make your home more comfortable and protected. If you are experiencing any of the warning signs mentioned before, reach out to a roofing professional like Palladium Roofing for assistance.