Common mistakes made in roof ventilation are having too much venting and having venting that does not work in together. These mistakes lead to excessive heat in the attic. When this is the case, cooling systems are overstretched and the homeowner suffers unnecessary power bills.
In essence, – roofing ventilation helps to take care of excess humidity, which could lead to build up of moss, mold growth and rotting of roof deck that may eventually have catastrophic consequences.
Good roof ventilation works in a passive way.
Passive ventilation works in homes that have asphalt shingles, which allow natural movement of warm air during heating. With this natural arrangement, there is limited need for making changes other than presenting additional avenues for air circulation inside the roof. In case of large buildings that have massive air intake needs, fans can come in handy to assist cooling and they could be paired well with intake vents located at the lower side to let in cool air. Going for this option will also require an inclusion of ridge roof ventilation. It works as an outlet for warm air that moves up by natural convention mechanism.
Because heat tends to rise, a lot of heat can be trapped near your roof and that heat can leak to the outside. When your roof has not been maintained very well, that can mean a lot of wasted heat that drives up your energy bill and drives you nuts when you’ve done everything else you can possibly do to get your utility costs down but haven’t thought that the problem might be on or near your roof CR Roofing Ltd. can inspect your roof and provide estimates of what it will take to get you back on track and protect both your wallet and your home’s value with a roof that is well-maintained.
Any problems with your roof can be easily hidden by the shingles on top. The insulation might have rotted away or been chewed on by pests. It may have been poorly installed in the first place. For this reason, CR Roofing Ltd. prefers to make a thorough inspection of your roof before making a quote.
When installing new insulation or maintaining existing insulation, the type of roof you have and exactly where the insulation is will make a difference. The insulation may actually be in the ceiling of the top story of your home, creating a cold loft that is not heated by your HVAC system. A warm loft is one in which the insulation has been placed in the roof, allowing the loft to be warmed by heat from the HVAC. Pitched or sloping roofs usually have more options for insulation than flat or dormer roofs.
If you own an older home with a roof that has not been inspected for a while, it may be worth replacing the insulation anyway because it is usually worn out. If you suspect that your insulation may be deteriorating and driving up your energy costs, CR Roofing Ltd. can get your roof back on track when it comes to saving you money.
To ensure a well-maintained roof, limit the access to the roof to only authorized personnel during mild months – not too hot or too cold. Be sure to keep debris, garbage, oil, and grease off of the roof. Utilize positive drainage from the roof and keep the roofing area clear so liquids of any kind can naturally drain off the surface of the roof.