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Does Your Home Need Roof Ventilation?

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Does Your Home Need Roof Ventilation?

You might already have an idea of why a proper ventilation system is important for your home, but have you ever considered whether or not you need a ventilated roof? It turns out that roof ventilation has a lot of benefits to your home, especially if you live in a warmer climate. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider getting a ventilation system for your roof.

Saving Money

First of all, a roof ventilation system can definitely save you money on your utility bills every month. Without roof ventilation, all the warm air that is trapped in your attic really doesn't have anywhere to go. The result is a layer of heat that is making your home uncomfortable when it gets particularly hot outside. This can be alleviated somewhat with air conditioning, but it costs money to run your AC all the time. Having a ventilated roof will improve the airflow in your home, cooling it off and reducing your reliance on air conditioning.

Keeping Your Attic Cool

A lot of people like to store their belongings in their attic, which isn't a great idea if it becomes the hottest part of your house in the summer. You definitely won't want to store anything that can be damaged by intense heat up there, but you might not have a choice if it's the only space available. Fortunately, some properly installed roof ventilation will be able to turn your attic into a viable storage space again.

Extending the Life of Your Roof

In addition to keeping your home cooler, roof ventilation can extend the life of your roof. A good roofing system will last for years, but that lifespan can be cut down significantly if you have to deal with ice dams in the winter or a roof that won't dry out after a storm in the summer. By increasing the flow of air through your attic and roof system, a roof ventilation system can prevent these and other problems from arising.

These are just a few reasons why you should consider getting a ventilation system for your roof. If you would like to know more about roof ventilation or to find out what kind of system would be best for your home, contact Rooftops Energy Solutions today.

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