Your roofing system is one of the most important parts of your home as it is your property’s first line of defense. With that in mind, it’s understandable if you want it to last for as long as possible. According to experts, if you want your roof to last longer, you’ll need to install the proper attic ventilation in your home.
In this article, the roofing and exterior vinyl siding experts of Harmony Home Improvement discuss everything you need to know about attic ventilation.
The Different Kinds of Attic Ventilation
When it comes to attic ventilation, there are two styles that will be installed in your home: intake and exhaust vents and the roofing company will determine which are the intake and exhaust vents depending on the placement of their roofs. Apart from their styles, there are also different kinds of attic ventilation that can be installed in your home: soffit vents, which is the most common kind of intake vent that’s located on your soffits; gable vents, which are located in the roofing gables; turbine vents, which are placed higher up on a roof’s surface and uses a wind-powered turbine; and ridge vents, which run along the peak of your roof.
Regardless of what kind of intake and exhaust vent you choose for your home, make sure that you enlist the services of home improvement contractors to install the ventilation system in your attic. That way, you can minimize the mistakes that can be made during the installation.
The Benefits of Attic Ventilation
Attic ventilation has many benefits for your roof and your home. For instance, it can prevent moisture build-up in your attic, which helps you avoid mold and mildew growth as well as the rot that can compromise your roof’s structural integrity. Apart from that, proper attic ventilation can also improve your home’s energy efficiency by lowering your heating and cooling costs. And if you live in an area that sees snow and ice during the winter season, it can also help prevent ice dams from forming and causing leaks around your roof.
Planning to improve your home’s attic ventilation? Simply turn to Harmony Home Improvement. When it comes to siding and residential roofing services, we are the number one professionals to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (860) 645-8899 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in South Windsor, CT, and other nearby areas.