Ventilation is an aspect that’s often overlooked when it comes to taking care of your roof. However, it’s one of the most important things that you need to keep in check since it can make all the difference between a healthy roofing system and a roof repair project due to extensive damage. In this post, your trusted roofing contractor, McGuire Roofing & Construction, shares the essentials of roof and attic ventilation in this post. 

Roofs and Attic Ventilation

Why is Proper Ventilation Important?

While there are a vast amount of roof vents to choose from, you’ll need to make sure that you have the right number of intake and exhaust vents for your roof’s layout. Some of the benefits that you can enjoy with proper ventilation include:

  1. Regulated Temperature. Since ventilation helps regulate the temperature in your attic, it also helps control the temperature around your home, making it more comfortable and consistent.
  1. Reduces Attic Moisture. One of the spots in your home that requires major roof repair is damage to your attic. Your attic can get filled to the brim with moisture, especially if it has no ventilation. Having proper ventilation during the colder months prevent condensation issues that can damage your attic, as well as compromise your home’s insulation.
  1. Energy Efficiency. Improving your ventilation prevents heat from building up in your attic. In turn, this enhances your home’s energy efficiency by reducing your home’s heating costs.

How Much Ventilation Do You Need?

To determine the proper amount of ventilation for your roof and attic, you must ensure that the intake should be the same for the amount exhausted. This can be calculated according to the size of your attic and your roof’s slope. You can find out how many vents you need for your attic by determining its square footage, and compare it to the total required net free area.

In need of an expert on roof repair and roof ventilation? Be sure to contact McGuire Roofing & Construction. Call us today at (865) 338-7663 or fill out this contact form to schedule a free consultation. Our service areas include Maryville and Oak Ridge, TN.