Since the roof takes up such a big space, many homeowners tend to forget that it is made up of various parts and isn’t just one, singular unit. Needless to say, your roofing system relies on each of its components to function properly and optimally. One of the most important parts of a complete roof are the roof and attic vents.
In this article, roof coating and installation company JTI Roofing talks about the basics of roof and attic ventilation that every homeowner should know about.
What Do Vents Do?
In a roofing system, the primary function of vents depends on the climate. If the weather or climate is cold, the purpose of roof vents is to maintain the cold temperature of the roof. This is so that snow can be prevented from melting and forming ice dams. When the temperatures are warm, roof ventilation serves to expel the hot air from the attic, effectively cooling the space in the process.
Properly installed and optimally performing roof vents will be able to moderate the temperature not just for your metal roofing but also for the rest of your home. Roof or attic vents also prevent moisture buildup which can damage the insulation. Proper ventilation prevents excess heat buildup and promotes energy efficiency, which can lead to lower energy costs.
Moreover, roof vents protect your roofing materials against the damage brought on by condensation. This means that your roof can have a longer service life with the help of roof vents. Lastly, having proper roof or attic ventilation helps you remain compliant with the majority of local building codes.
JTI Roofing ensures that all of the jobs we do are done right the first time. This is why we are one of the area’s most trusted residential and commercial roofing contractors. Give us a call at (407) 767-6912 to request a quote.