It is critical to have proper roofing ventilation to keep your home protected from elements. A poorly ventilated attic can cause major structural damage and compromise the comfort of your living space. It can also lead to premature roof failure if not addressed by a roofing contractor in a timely manner. Look out for these telltale signs that indicate you need better roof ventilation.
1. Excessive Attic Moisture
An attic without proper ventilation can trap too much moisture in the air. Warm, moist air from household chores like cooking and showering also rises into the attic of your home. This easily leads to mold and mildew growth, potentially triggering allergy and asthma symptoms of the residents. If your attic is well ventilated, it can breathe and push warm, stale air out, eliminating the likelihood of creating an environment where mold and mildew can thrive.
2. Damaged Shingles
One of the most obvious symptoms of a poorly ventilated roof is damaged shingles. A successful roof installation with quality materials is designed to last for decades in the harshest conditions. If your roof shingles are showing signs of damage, such as cracking, warping, and curling, then the temperature in your roof may be too high. Be sure to call a professional roofer to install adequate ventilation to protect the roof for many years to come.
3. Rusting of Attic Fasteners
Are the fasteners in your attic showing marks of rusting and corrosion? This is a clear sign that there is a moisture issue caused by improper ventilation in your attic space. Materials made of metal, like roofing straps and HVAC components, should be free of rust. It may be necessary to replace those items in order to prevent deterioration of your system.
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