Ventilation for Roof
To prolong the life of your roof, minimize heating bills and reduce wear and tear of your HVAC system from over use proper attic ventilation is essential. Attic ventilation is not as simple as installing a new roof vent or two you also need to calculate the air intake and outtake to make sure the system is balanced. The attic has to breath. It is said that on a hot day (100 degrees) that the surface of your roof will be 120 degrees while the interior of your attic can be 140. The goal of attic ventilation is to try and cycle this hot air with the cooler 100 degree air. This hot air can seem into the house through gaps and thin spots in the Insullation. Furthermore inadequate ventilation causes shingles to heat blister and Premature granual loss. All manufactures warranties are voided if the attic isn’t properly ventilated, some cities in counties (boulder, Jefferson county, Denver) require proper ventilation as part of their city codes/ permitting process. It is essential to choose a contractor who has the experience and expertise to calculate and diagonose ventilation issues.
Ridge vent is the most effective ventilation system as vent is located at the highest and thus hottest section of the attic. Because its at the peak of the roof the attic begins to cool sooner and also one and a half liner feet of ridge vent is equal to one unsightly “turtle” vent. There is less chance of leaks and as the number of roof penetrations is reduced. The risk of squirrels and birds getting into your roof through turtle vents is also eliminated. Ridge venting it the preferred method to greatly increase the effectiveness of your roofing system.
We can usually install ridge ventilation for little to no money out of pocket so don’t delay call the knowledgable and experienced roofing professionals at Capital Roofing.