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Why is Venting Important to Your Roof?

Date: March 9, 2022

Are you looking up at your roof and noticing strange boxes or that the ridge of your roof seems to be lifted? These features on your roof are known as venting and help to maintain a proper ventilation system within your attic. Venting is an integral part of a proper roofing system, and there must be an intake and an output, as with any airflow system. Vents within your soffit are often the solution to the intake for your roof. Box vents or ridge venting handles the output.

Why you need venting

These accessories on your roof help ensure airflow within your attic. This airflow helps push hot moist air out of your attic. This reduces the chance of mold formation and ice dams in the winter. Increased roof temperatures can also reduce the lifespan of your shingles, forcing you to replace your roof prematurely. Stopping these events can help reduce costly repairs on your home and help improve the health of your family.

Solutions to poor venting

Venting is incredible important on a roof to prevent heat damage.

So what can you do to help improve the ventilation for your roof?

You can ensure that the venting is working correctly by regularly cleaning your vents. You can easily clear with an air compressor with an air nozzle or even a leaf blower. Of course, if there isn't enough ventilation in your home, there isn't enough cleaning that you could do to ensure proper ventilation. In this case, it may be necessary to install new features in your home to ensure proper ventilation.

Be it replacing your soffit/fascia to ensure your roof is getting enough air in or adding new ridge venting to your home to ensure that the air has a way to escape. In either case, Modern Exterior has the expertise to provide suitable airflow in your attic. 

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