Not having good ventilation is more serious than you might imagine. Not only does it affect your roofing materials and attic, but it can also affect the surfaces inside your home. Here are some different ways bad ventilation can affect your roof and beyond so you understand the importance of improving it.
It Causes Damage to Your Asphalt Shingles
If you have an asphalt roof with shingles, it will be most at risk as far as roofing materials go. Asphalt shingles can handle a good amount of elements, but when you don't have good ventilation during the hot days of summer, the high temperatures on your roof and in your attic can cause the asphalt shingles to start deteriorating rapidly. When they do, they will start peeling away from the roof and require repairs. It is best that you improve your ventilation before this happens.
Mold and Mildew Can Grow
The health and safety of your family can also be put in jeopardy due to poor ventilation as mold and mildew can begin to grow on the roof's surface. What begins on the roof and underlayment as a result of bad ventilation in the attic, could eventually cause mold to grow in the attic, which can then affect the interior of the home as well. If this mold gets into the vents and is released into the air when turning on the heater or air conditioner, it can put your family at risk.
The Interior of Your Home is at Risk
One thing you might not realize is that you are putting the inside of your home at risk to more than just mold and mildew. Without proper ventilation, there is increased moisture and heat inside your attic and the interior of your home. This may start causing any trimming or wallpaper attached to the walls to start peeling off. You may also notice bubbles and cracks in the paint on the walls. This then requires you to not only get sufficient ventilation of the attic and roof, but also to re-paint your home or tear down the wallpaper and completely redo it.
You Have Higher Energy Bills
Have you noticed that your energy bills seem considerably higher recently? This might also be due to the poor roofing ventilation. When you don't have good ventilation or insulation, turning on your heater or air conditioner is only the beginning. It has to work extra hard in order to reach the temperature you have set on your thermostat. This means higher energy bills every time you use your home's HVAC system. Talk to a roofer, like Cloise & Mike Construction Inc, for more information.
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