Many homeowners have surely had professional roofers tell them their roof is completely damaged years before it demands a replacement. A common cause is sometimes extreme heat in the attic, an issue that homeowners can easily resolve by installing proper ventilation.
In this post, Century Roofing and Siding will discuss how attic ventilation can extend the life of homeowners’ roofing systems.
How Extreme Heat Ruins a Roof
Heat can accumulate in the attic, often reaching temperatures of above 150 degrees. When heat rises, the hottest layer of air is right at the back of the roofing system itself. As a result, consistent exposure to high temperatures will cause roofing systems to become brittle. When this happens, they can easily be damaged by hail, wind or roofing experts walking on them when doing repairs.
The Role of Attic Ventilation in the Roof’s Life Span
An attic with adequate ventilation will allow heat to escape, decreasing the load on your air conditioning units and preserving the life of your roof. Moreover, attic ventilation brings cold air into the attic space during the summer and dry air during winter. Another benefit of a properly ventilated attic is that it helps prevent moisture build-up in your attic space. This is helpful in humid climates.
Proper attic ventilation directly affects the life of your roof. This is why it is important to entrust this type of service to Century Roofing and Siding. We would not be a trusted roofing company in Ottawa if it weren’t for our exceptional service. We perform every roofing job with utmost professionalism and excellence homeowners expect from a reputable company.
Century Roofing and Siding proudly serves Ottawa, ON, and nearby areas. Call us at (613) 209-2662 so we can discuss our roofing and siding services with you.