Ventilation is one of the many components of the roofing system that many homeowners tend to overlook. It keeps the roof healthy and durable while ensuring consistent indoor comfort and reduced energy bills. Both the intake and exhaust vents are essential not just in homes but also in commercial properties.
CQ Roofing explains why local homeowners shouldn’t skimp on ventilation when tackling a roof replacement project.
Minimizing Moisture Buildup
The climate in Florida is generally pleasant, with mild winters and hot and humid and summers. The latter, which is several months from now, can result in the accumulation of moisture on your property, particularly in the roof and ceiling. Excess water vapor in the area can increase due to household activities like cooking and taking showers. With roof vents, you prevent moisture problems like damaged attic insulation and mold growth.
Keeping Your Investment Intact
Given the climate, the focus of local homeowners is on keeping the indoors cool. Thanks to roof ventilation, you can achieve this without having to rely too much on heat pumps or AC units. With the right amount of vents that take fresh air in and take warm, moist air out, you prevent your roof’s shingles and other components from getting damaged as a result of heat buildup inside the attic.
Lowering Utility Costs
Because roof vents play a vital role in controlling indoor temperatures, you can enjoy the benefits of having cool living spaces whenever it is hot and humid outside. Without proper ventilation, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep everything comfortable. This, however, can impact your home’s energy efficiency in a bad way.
Depending on your desired roof design and local building codes, no two homes have the same ventilation requirements. Get in touch with CQ Roofing if you are planning to replace your old roof. Our team of experienced roofers will guide you through the process and inform you about the vent types that will go with your new roof.
Call us today at (850) 683-4169 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.