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The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation

Brick house shinglesA large number of buildings developed for commercial purposes such as retail, healthcare, and hospitality utilize wood framed design and construction techniques that use steep-sloped asphalt shingle roofs with enclosed attic or rafter spaces. While current building codes use very specific design criteria to lessen the possibility of moisture related issues and potential damage, attic ventilation requires proper roof venting under the assembly. To learn more about effective attic ventilation and roof venting, and why they are necessary for any home, read on.

WHAT IS VENTILATION?  

Ventilation is a system of intake and exhaust that creates air flow within an area. Successful attic ventilation delivers important year-round benefits for any home. These include attics which are cooler in the summer and drier in the winter, leading a far more livable and comfortable attic space. Attic ventilation prevents damage from occurring to the home’s materials and structure and reduces energy usage by making a house easier to both heat and cool.

WHY IS ROOF VENTING A MUST?

Roof venting prevents poor ventilation, which has a number of negative effects on any home. In a poorly ventilated home, attic temperature can reach up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit on an only 90-degree day. An attic overheated to this degree, along with a buildup of moisture, is a breeding ground for problems. These include damage to roof decking and roofing shingles, which can become distorted, ineffective, and deteriorate quickly. These can ultimately require premature repair and replacement. Mold can quickly become an issue in a damp, hot space. Heat from the overheated attic can also radiate into the rest of the home, causing air conditioners, fans, and other appliances to have to work even harder. This can cost you a hefty sum every month in the long run.  

WHEN IT COMES TO ROOFING, WE GOT YOU COVERED! CONTACT PINEY ORCHARD ROOFING TODAY

From our responsive, personal service to our precision estimating technology, everything we do at Piney Orchard Roofing is designed to make replacing your roof as easy, affordable, and painless as possible. By focusing strictly on roofing and the accompanying services, we’re able to offer higher-quality results at an affordable price.

We offer a 5-year labor warranty on complete roof replacements – five times the industry standard – combined with a lifetime material warranty on select products. We serve the following Maryland communities: Odenton, Crofton, Gambrills, Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Millersville, Davidsonville, Crownsville, Riva, Edgewater, and more.

Need help with your Maryland roof? Contact us online or call (410) 618-0804 to schedule your consultation and roofing estimate! You can also stay connected with us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest, and our blog.

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