The Important Factors of Roof Ventilation

Friday, August 7th, 2020 by Paiden Hutchens

Roof ventilation is a part of roof construction that is widely misunderstood. Even among some roofing professionals, the purposes of ventilation are lost upon them. The lack of proper roof venting can affect the health of your roof, and the specific purpose is based on the type of climate you live in and are trying to be resistant against.

In cold climates, the goal of roof venting is to keep the roof cold. Doing this keeps ice damming from being a major problem and it helps to vent out moisture that comes into the attic from the living areas of the home. It is also important that in doing this, you have an equalized venting that keeps the attic pressurized when the wind blows.

In a hot climate, the focus of ventilation is to allow a way for hot air to escape the home. This keeps the workload off the air conditioning and reduced the damaging effect a hot roof has on an attic.

When you live in an area that has a mix of these climates the purpose of venting is to do both, so it should be a thought-out process. This is why we pride ourselves in our roofing knowledge and doing things “The Klaus Roofing Way.”

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