Roof ventilation is a vital thing to do as it protects the roof as well as your house from various harsh weather conditions. Besides, it extends the life of your roof and maintains the temperature inside the house. Moreover, it also minimizes the energy costs.
This context will focus on elaborating these benefits offered by roof vents. Read on to know them.
Extends your roof life
Once in your life you must have noticed icicles hanging from the edges of your roof and may be the gutters. These are pieces of ice that build up on your roof and hang from the edges. The ice that builds up along the edges is commonly known as ice damming. Often the damage caused by these icicles are invisible to the eye. The damage caused to the roof by these hanging pieces of ice is slow, yet effective.
The major reason behind ice damming is when heat from the sun combines with the heat from the inside your attic and eventually melts the snow and ice on the roof. When the water formed runs along your roof’s edges, they begin to freeze. The built-up water and ice can cause damage to the entire roofing system, the attic, and even the rooms inside the house.
Proper roof ventilation has the capability to let the warm air escape before it actually melts the ice and snow on your roof.
Aids in managing temperature
The amount of insulation your house to pass shows how much you actually care the health of your property. In fact, the key reason behind providing roof ventilations is forming the required amount of insulation against various elements of your property.
Have you ever walked upstairs and felt warmer than it is actually or than how you have felt inside your living room? These difference in temperature is often the result of poorly vented roofs. Proper roof ventilation helps in monitoring the average temperature inside as well as outside the house. It helps to keep a check on the amount of energy being spend inside the house and the amount escaping from it. The air temperature of every property should be maintained at a comfortable rate in order to maintain a good health of the family. This can positively affect the way you feel when you wake up in the morning and influence your mood for the rest of the day.
Feeling the warmth of sunrays in the earlier part of the day can be extremely soothing and the best way to start your day.
Minimises energy costs
When external temperature increases, it’s natural to stay indoors. Proper roof ventilation allows the heat to escape, minimising the workload on your air conditioner. This is simple: air conditioning that is doing less work is running less and reducing the electricity bill.
These are the three main ways roof vents keep your house and roof safe. Also, proper roof ventilation is the reason you do not feel warm and exhausted because of the scorching heat from the sun. For more information on the best roof ventilation for your home in Sydney, the South Coast and the Southern Highlands, contact our friendly team today at The Slate Roofing Company.