Do I Need Gable Vents?
By: Dave Lamoureux
Importance of Roofing Ventilation
Ventilation is an often overlooked but vital aspect of a properly installed roofing project. Unfortunately, many roofing contractors in Massachusetts either aren’t knowledgeable about ventilation or simply choose not to explain it to the customer. Some contractors aren’t ethical and would rather just give the customer a cheaper job even though it may not be done properly.
Purpose of Attic Ventilation
Ventilation in the attic is designed to remove any heat that is pulled up and lost from the living space beneath. Proper attic ventilation will keep the underside of the roof substrate cool. It also serves to remove the moisture that rises into the attic space from bathing, cooking and laundry. An attic space that has inadequate ventilation can lead to many expensive problems including, curling and premature failure of the shingle, mold, mildew and wood rot, and ice dam formation. This is particularly important in cold weather states such as Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Most homes that were built years ago don’t have adequate airflow. Contact United Home Experts today for a free no obligation roofing estimate which always comes standard with a thorough inspection of all aspects of your roof including ventilation.
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