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Why Is Attic Ventilation Important to Your Roof and Home?

When did you last take a peek up into your attic? For most people that is one of the farthest things on their mind unless they store and access items up there often. As your local Owasso and Tulsa roofing contractor its part of our job to inform you how poor ventilation contributes to many problems and costly remodel and roof repair expenses. Heat and moisture are the two most common problems in your attic thatresult from poor roofing ventilation and often lead to the following:

Damaged Decking
The adhesives that bind the roof decking together can deteriorate if too much moisture seeps in causing it to sag and warp between rafters. This can become very dangerous for many reasons.

Damaged Roofing System
As we discussed above, too much moisture in the decking can also decrease the lifespan of the underlayment and shingles. Cracking and premature granular loss are both indicators of bad roofing ventilation.

Interior Staining
Poor ventilation can result in stains and mold growth in your home on the ceilings and walls by not allowing the necessary amount of moisture to escape through the vents. A hot and humid environment produces an ideal place for mold and mildew growth that can damage belongings you have stored in the attic, also raising health concerns.

A similar comparison is when youre sitting in a car on a cold winter day and frost forms on the windows from your breath until you get air circulation. As the temperatures fluctuate throughout the day in winter, anyfrost that has formed in the attic will melt on top of the insulation and ceiling that lead to staining and instability.

These are just a few of the hazards that can occur from poor attic ventilation, if youve noticed any of them in your home then you are most likely in need of roof repair. McPride Roofing is honored to be your go-to contractor for roofing in Tulsa and Owasso, call us today to schedule a roofing inspection (918) 251-ROOF.

Posted by: Admin
November 16, 2018
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