Improper ventilation will accelerate the degradation of a roofing system.
Prolonged heat and moisture will warp and rot wooden roof structures.
Damage to siding, dry-wall and moldings can result from leaks and improper ventilation.
MOLD AND MILDEW
Poor air flow and moisture is the perfect breeding ground for toxic mold and mildew.
ROOF DECK WARPING
Warped roof decking will create dips in your roof and can only be fixed by re-sheeting.
Why It’s Important
Having an attic inspection before you invest in your new permanent metal roofing system is very important. Our experienced roofing technicians can determine the structural condition of your roof and check for mold, rot, damage or improper ventilation that could compromise the integrity of your new metal roof
What is Optimal?
1 square foot of ventilation per 300 square feet of attic floor space is optimal. For example, if your attic is 900 square feet, you need a total of 3 square feet of ventilation. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation. Most people are unaware that attic ventilation can impact the longevity of their entire home.
Poor Attic Ventilation Problems
Poor attic ventilation can ruin your insulation, destroy your roof, and raise your energy bills. In the summer, improper ventilation can cause attic heat to build in excess of 160°F. During warmer months, ventilation helps keep attics cool. During colder months, ventilation reduces moisture to help keep attics dry. It also helps prevent ice damming.
How We Can Help
Our roofing technicians will do a complete roof and attic inspection to confirm proper functioning of your roof and attic space. It is in the contractor’s as well as the homeowner’s best interest to install a permanent roof on a healthy roof structure, that’s why we offer this valuable free service with no obligation to you.