When you spoke with your contractor, did they tell you that it’s time to update your roof venting? If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t put much thought into this feature. In fact, you may even find yourself asking: What is roof venting?
Roof venting is a system that circulates air through your attic space. Most roof venting systems are divided into two parts: intake vents that pull fresh air into your attic and exhaust vents that push stale air out of this space. Not only does this allow a roof venting system to regulate attic temperatures, but it also means that proper roof ventilation can reduce moisture in these spaces.
What Is the Purpose of Venting a Roof?
If you’ve ever climbed up into your attic to retrieve holiday decorations, you can probably guess one of the benefits of regulating the temperature in this part of your home. Your attic space is particularly vulnerable to wildly fluctuating temperatures, and it can feel like an oven when summer temperatures rise or when you crank up the heater during the winter. This makes for a less-than-ideal storage space and can even negatively impact temperatures in your living areas.
More importantly, however, a poorly vented attic can negatively impacts the structural integrity of your roof. In the winter, improper roof ventilation can contribute to the formation of ice dams, leading to water damage. In the spring and summer, moisture-laden warm air can lead to wood rot, mold, and mildew growth in your attic and insulation.
Let the Professionals Help!
Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about a poorly vented roof when you partner with Byers® Solar! We install high-caliber solar attic fans for homeowners in Northern California, and we’d be happy to do the same for you. Contact us today to learn more!