Did you know your that your home inhales and exhales just like you do? It’s true. The problem with many homes however, is that it’s not always healthy breathing. That’s where roof ventilation comes in. Roof ventilation is a system that allows air to circulate through the attic extending the life of your roof, regulating indoor temperatures, reducing energy costs, and protecting your home from damage caused by rot.
Think of it in terms of a plastic water bottle – when it’s empty and you blow into it, what happens? It expands, right? Or if you slurp air out of it, what happens? It contracts or crinkles up, doesn’t it? Your home operates on the same principle. When there’s not enough airflow coming in or out the decking on your roof will actually start to contract or expand?! Often times you’ll see shingles start to separate, boards begin to buckle, areas where the 4×8’ decking outline is visible, or even nails starting to push out.
Because of the vital nature of your home’s ability to breathe properly, there are 3 no-compromise rules to having a properly healthy ventilation system: