Ventilation is the Key to a Properly Functioning Roof
Proper attic ventilation is a crucial part in the life and longevity of your roof. It’s imperative to have an exhaust system such as a ridge vent to allow moisture and warm air to escape through the highest point of the home.
The exhaust works in conjunction with an attic intake system and both rely on one another to ensure a properly functioning roof. An attic intake allows fresh air to enter through the eaves of the roof, usually through soffit venting. Not every home has the ability to be vented through the eaves due to age or design.
Kulp Roofing & Construction, Inc. relies on GAF Intake Pro as one of the main products we offer to make certain cool air flows into your attic. It is installed on new roofing applications and is cut into the roof decking approximately 3 feet from the eaves (bottom portion) of the roof. Unfortunately, we do come across new roofs installed each year that have inadequate ventilation causing serious issues and costly expenses.
Kulp Roofing & Construction, Inc. is backed by the manufacturer GAF and our consultants consistently go through training on proper ventilation for our customers’ homes.
What are some signs your attic is improperly ventilated?
1. Damaged or deteriorating shingles & plywood – • Shingle life is limited due to excessive heat, causing nail pops and roof leaks • Causes plywood buckling and rafter damages which can allow water into attic space
2. Ice dams in the wintertime – • Ice dams occur when the heat inside an attic melts the snow on the roof and refreezes in the gutter. This forces moisture under the shingles and into the attic space, which can lead to expensive repairs
3. Excessive heat in home – • When roofs are not properly ventilated it’s very hard to maintain comfortable interior temperatures. This can cause HVAC units to work harder causing system failures and expensive repair or replacement costs, as well as increasing energy costs in extreme weather conditions.
Our Estimators and Consultants are here to help. Call us today at 215-538-0618 for a roof review