When you think about the health of your roof, many people don’t really think about the insulation that is found in their attic as well. In all reality, the insulation that is found in your attic plays a big part in the condition of your roof. This is because the right attic ventilation coupled with the right amount of insulation gives your roof the best chance at performance and durability. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about attic insulation and ventilation and how they play a part in your roof’s performance.
A Proper Ventilated & Insulated Attic Means Fewer Roof Problems
A balanced ventilation and the right amount of insulation is helpful to your roof because it keeps excessive moisture and heat out of the attic and off the roof deck. If that heat and moisture is trapped in the attic, it can cause significant damage to your roof as a result. You could experience issues like:
– Ice Dams
– Wet Roof & Roof Deck
– Rusting Nail Heads
– Mold Spore Growth
How Important is Attic Ventilation?
If you have ever gone into your attic, you know how stifling hot it can be up there. Proper ventilation helps to remove that heat and plays a big role in the comfort of your home. During the winter, proper ventilation plays a big role in avoiding ice dams on the edge of your roof. It also helps to eliminate frost buildup in your attic during the coldest months of the year because there isn’t moisture up there.
How Does Attic Insulation Work?
The way insulation works is to provide resistance to heat flowing from area to another. It works to keep the interior of your home warm and during the summer, it works to keep the heat out of your home. Many people have blown in insulation in their attic because the right amount can be blown in to achieve the needed R-value to be effective. Insulating your attic is one of the best things you can do for your home, your roof and your planet. You will spend far less on heating and cooling costs when your attic is insulated the way it should be. In the winter months, insulation works together with ventilation to help you avoid ice dams on your roof. This is important because ice dams can cause significant damage to your roof. Frost can also build up in your roof during the winter which can lead to mold and mildew growth, and that has its own bag of problems that comes with is.
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If you have problems with ice damming on the edge of your roof, you can turn to the roofing professionals at Nickerson Roofing to help you come up with some solutions to your problem. We can help you implement some preventative measures that will help you avoid ice dams in the future. roofing inspection or other roofing service today!