Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Office
For any roofing system, proper ventilation is a necessity. Unfortunately, many homeowners overlook this need. We are aware that the temperature in the attic can be scorching hot, especially during summers. This affects not only the attic, but the overall comfort of our home that can lead to increased power consumption. Furthermore, one of the worst things improper roof ventilation can do is damage our roof.
According to this article on www.angieslist.com:
Although the Federal Housing Administration recommends at least 1 square foot of ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic space, top-rated roofing experts tell our team that many attics are insufficiently or improperly ventilated.
They say that poor or nonexistent ventilation may cause attic temperatures to rise to 150 degrees or higher in the summer. That can lead to damaged shingles and other roofing materials as well as a buildup of condensation and development of mildew and mold.
Constant roof repair can cost you thousands of dollars. If you’d like to avoid spending a fortune, it’s time to act now. The key to proper ventilation is actually to avoid heat buildup in the attic which can be avoided with the right materials and roofing proper installation. When it comes to both, Washington DC roofing contractors like Maggio Roofing can help.
Metal as a roofing material can help reduce heat buildup in your attic. Because of its low mass compared to other materials like asphalt or slate, it cools down quicker. With that being said, the less heat gets into your home. This allows for natural ventilation for your roof to “breathe.”
Furthermore, metal roofing will ensure your home well-insulated for years to come because of its durability. A durable roof means that it is less prone to damage like holes. Lastly, the best part is lower power consumption. Because of the reduced heat in the attic, your air conditioners don’t have to work twice as hard.
For more information on how metal can help, contact Washington roofing contractor like Maggio Roofing for your queries.