Modern residential and commercial roofing systems are designed to resist common problems like prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, torrential rains and even increased humidity. These problems are unlikely to cause major issues immediately if they hit the exterior part of your roof. The interior part of your roof, however, does not have the same strengths and resistances.
If you recall from your early science lessons, warm air always rises. When it comes to roofing, this means the warm air ends up in your attic. The problem is that warm air is almost always humid, which then condenses into moisture as it comes into contact with your roof. This moisture can be especially problematic if left unchecked. Here are a few ways you can combat these issues caused by warm, humid air.
Let Your Roof Breathe
Moisture-related problems are the number one reason most homeowners call for roof repair services. Thankfully, the solution to this problem is fairly simple. If warm, humid air is accumulating in your attic, then providing it a way to exit your roof should resolve the problem. This is the idea behind roof ventilation and is why you’ll see roofers install vents in either the soffits or ridges, or in other parts of your roofing system.
Types of Roof Vents
A roofing system needs more than one roof vent to allow for adequate ventilation. There are several ways to ventilate your roof without sacrificing its looks.
- If you’re concerned about ventilation shafts disrupting your curb appeal, then soffit vents are your best bet. These vents are largely invisible from the ground, thanks to their positioning, and they are effective at allowing fresh air to blow into your roof.
- Powered vents can be installed connected to solar tubes. These mechanical vents have fans that facilitate air circulation and can be installed in such a way so they do not cause your roof to lose some of its appeal.
- Ridge vents, when used in combination with soffit vents, can create a natural cross-breeze inside your attic and help regulate humidity.
Explore more ventilation options with the help of our professionals at Berry Roofing & Solar. Give us a call at (951) 905-5116, or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today.