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Roof Ventilation

Ventilation is important to maximize the lifespan of your roof. Poor ventilation in your attic can lead to many problems in your property, from excessive energy losses, ice dams, mold, rot, and lots of unnecessary issues.

In a cold climates, the main purpose of ventilation is to maintain a consitent cold temperature in your attic to avoid ice dams created by melting snow and to vent any moisture and maintining a dry space.

In a hot climate, the main purpose of ventilation is to push out solar-heated hot air from the attic to reduce the building’s cooling load and to relieve the strain on your air-conditioner.

Shingle manufacturers understand the im portance of proper ventialtion, that’s why they require proper attic ventilation in order for their shingle warranty to be valid. There are a variety of attic ventilation types and specific methods on how to calculate attic ventilation requirements. Leave it to the professionals at Muskoka Roofers to keep your attic moisture-free and well ventialted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ventilation is crucial to extend the longevity of your roof. Poor attic ventilation may cause a variety of concerns for your home, including excessive energy loss, ice dams, mould growth, decay, and many other unneeded problems.

Without a way for air to enter your attic, the high temperature in there will destroy your shingles. Vents can be used to allow natural air movement, which will reduce the humidity levels inside the attic.

Warm moisture that may otherwise accumulate on or under your roof can be moved out of the building with ventilation. Since hot air rises, vents closer to the ceiling promote airflow and avoid condensation.

Yes, roof ventilation is worth it. Warm and humid air from your living spaces leave your roof cavity through the vents rather than condensing in which issues may arise.

Roof vents should always be installed at the highest position on the roof, often the highest point of the attic area (at or near the ridge).

The majority of air vent designs stop water from entering directly. However, some roof air vents have sides that are not covered and lay rather flat on the roof. Occasionally, a strong windy rainstorm can cause roof vents to leak water.

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