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How does insufficient ventilation cause your roof to rot?

Ventilation is an extremely important element of your entire roofing system. A properly functioning ventilation system helps circulate the air throughout your entire home. Without a working ventilation system, your home could be at risk for several issues. Continue reading to learn more about how insufficient ventilation can cause your roof to rot.

Condensation Build Up

When there is a substantial difference between the temperature in your attic and the temperature outside, condensation could begin to form in your attic. If your attic is moist, it is the perfect breeding ground for mold. The moisture can then warp your roofing material and lead to additional damage to your home.

Heat Getting Stuck

Most attic spaces are not climate controlled. Since heat rises and the top space of your house is not climate controlled, your attic can end up becoming too warm. Without proper ventilation, your attic can then become too warm without a way to escape. As the warm climate continues, your roofing materials can start to dry out, lose their integrity, and experience damage.

Mold Growth

Mold and mildew love warmth and humidity. Poor ventilation will cause your attic to become warm and humid, making it the perfect environment for mold growth. Mold not only can damage your ceiling and roofing materials by causing rot but can also be harmful to you and your family to be breathing in. If the mold growth goes untreated for a substantial amount of time, the mold can spread throughout your home and affect the structural integrity of your home. Getting rid of mold in your home can be a very expensive and lengthy process, so it is important to have effective ventilation.

Shingle Damage

While shingles are meant to protect your home from the exterior weather, they can still be affected by what is going on within your home. Without proper ventilation, there will be heat and moisture that your shingles will have to take the brunt of. As your shingles have to absorb the continuous heat and moisture, they will continue to expand which can weaken shingles and cracks over time.

To see if you need additional roof ventilation or if your roof has experienced any damage from poor ventilation, schedule a free roofing inspection with Premiere Roofing! Our trained roofing experts will be able to identify any points of concern with your roof so they can be addressed and repaired. Schedule your free roof inspection with Premiere Roofing today!


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