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Three Signs Your Roof Is Not Properly Ventilated

Nora Mcdonalid

When a roof is initially installed by roofers, a series of vents should be installed on the roof. These vents allow air to flow out from beneath the roof, typically an attic or crawl space. This helps not only the space that the air may become trapped in, but it also helps your roof. Proper ventilation and airflow help your roofing materials to last and help prevent problems. As your roof ages, the ventilation systems can stop working and roofers may need to be called in to repair or replace the ventilation systems on your roof. Here are a few of the key signs that may indicate your roof is not properly ventilated. 

The Temperature in Your Home is Unexpectedly Increasing 

One of the signs that your roof is not properly ventilated is that the temperature in your home is unexpectedly rising. Hot air in a house rises. The highest point in your home is the space directly beneath your roof. If that space is not properly ventilated, that hot air has nowhere to go. In turn, it remains in your home, and you may notice an increase in the normal temperature of your home. If your home has been hotter than normal and you do not know why you may need to call in roofers to inspect your roof's ventilation. 

There Are Signs of Water Damage on the Roof Or in Your Attic Space

Another common sign that your roof is not properly ventilated is signs of water damage on the roof or in your attic space. When a roof is not properly ventilated, condensation may start to form either on the underside of the roof or the exterior of the roof itself. This condensation can cause many different types of issues, depending on the exact type of roof you have. If you have shingles, you may notice the shingles curling or peeling. If you have cedar shakes, you may notice algae growth. Learn the signs of moisture damage for your roof type, and then be on the lookout for them, as they may indicate you have roof ventilation problems. 

Ice Dams Are Forming On Your Roof

The final sign that your roof may not be properly ventilated is ice dams forming on your roof. As heat vents out from your attic space, it helps to warm the roof up and decrease the chances of ice dams forming. If you notice ice dams forming, especially if they have not in the past, you are likely dealing with a roof ventilation issue that requires the assistance of a roofing contractor.

If you notice one or more of these signs, there is a good chance that your roof is not properly ventilated. A roofer should be called in to assess the situation as early as possible. Roofs that are not properly ventilated can degrade quickly, and lead to major problems. If the problem is caught in its early stages, replacing the existing roof ventilation system or adding more vents may solve the problem. If the roof is not tended to, you may need to replace your entire roof. 

For more information, contact a company such as Davis Roofing, Inc.


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