As the preferred roofing contractor in the Greater St. Louis area, RRSA St. Louis does our best to keep our blog readers informed on all things having to do with your roof and the maintenance of your home. One of those issues is proper roof ventilation. A few months ago, we wrote this post, Does Your Home Have Proper Roof Ventilation? In that blog post, there is an image, which we are including below, that does a great job of showing homeowners how their roof ventilation works and why it is so important.
Since the weather in the Greater St. Louis area changes frequently, especially in the Spring season, homeowners often don’t know what to expect. That in itself makes proper roof ventilation of the utmost importance. If your home was built correctly in the first place, proper ventilation was part of the package. Homes require ventilation to let out the old air and revive your home with fresh air. By having a well-ventilated home, you are allowing the removal of odors, moisture, and pollutants.
With summer just around the corner, this is the perfect time to have one of the professional team members at RRSA St. Louis perform a free roof inspection. While we are there we will make sure your roof is properly ventilated. It is a fact that if you have your air conditioning unit in the attic, you are even more in need of proper ventilation. Your HVAC unit is going to have to work overtime this summer. By having proper roof ventilation, you are relieving much of its burden while saving a substantial amount of money on your energy bills.
Another big reason for proper roof ventilation also has to do with your attic. Apart from trapping excess heat, unventilated attics are notorious for ending up as damp moist places due to trapped natural moisture. Attics can also trap moisture from showers, kitchen cooking and other sources of moisture in the house.
Trapped moisture can lead to the growth of mold, mildew and a host of bacteria, making attics unhealthy places to inhabit or use as storage. Moreover, depending on the type of insulation, mildew can attack insulation and spread to other rooms of the house as well, adding to health risks.
As you can see, proper roof ventilation in the Greater St. Louis area is crucial for the health of your roof, your home, and your family. Call us today and set up an appointment for a free inspection of your roof’s ventilation system.
We hope all of our blog readers have taken away some helpful information from this post, and that you have a glorious April weekend!