Most homeowners in Denver, CO have a basic understanding of their roofing system. They understand that inspections should be done about once a year, that damage should be addressed promptly, and that gutter systems need to be maintained.
Yet a lot of homeowners don’t fully appreciate the importance of proper roof ventilation. Not only can a poorly ventilated roof shave a few years off of its lifespan, it can also increase the moisture levels inside of your home.
If your roof has icicles, you have a ventilation problem
You can probably remember a time in your life where you’ve driven past a home that was covered in icicles. Yes, it may have been pretty, but you probably didn’t know that icicles can cause a significant amount of damage.
Icicles not cause damage to gutters, they can damage the entire roofing system.
How is this related to roof ventilation? We’ll tell you. If your attic is too warm, the heat from your attic will rise and it will start to melt the snow that’s on your roof. When the water runs toward the edge, it will start to freeze again.
Icicle formation is a telltale sign that you need to talk to someone about improving your roof ventilation.
Improper ventilation can also cause problems during the summer
Have you ever climbed up into your attic during the summer months only to find that your attic feels less like an attic and more like a sauna? Sure, you may not have given that much thought (you don’t exactly spend a lot of time in your attic, after all), but it’s something that’s important to take note of.
Why? Because when your attic overheats, the heat from inside your home will combine with the heat from the sun, and when your shingles are overheated on both the top and the bottom, you’re bound to run into some problems.
When you have a properly ventilated roof, this type of damage can be avoided.
Proper roof ventilation can help keep second-floor temperatures stable
If you’ve wondered why the second floor of your house tends to be five-plus degrees warmer than the ground floor of your home, it may have something to do with improper roof ventilation.
If the ventilation is working properly, the warm air would be able to escape. Not only can this help make indoor temperatures more pleasant, it can also help save you money on your monthly energy bill.
Roofing experts in Denver, Colorado
When you work with Denver Roofers you can rest easy in knowing you’re working with one of the most reputable, reliable and professional roofing contractors in Northern Colorado.
If you have questions about the types of things that might indicate that your roof isn’t properly ventilated, we’ll be happy to take as much time as needed to address your concerns. Or, if you’d like to schedule a time for one of our contractors to come out to perform an inspection of your roofing system, we can help with that, too.