With the hot summer months here, one of the top problems that many roofing contractors encounter isn’t curling, buckling or other kinds of exterior roofing damage. In fact, it has a lot to do with the innards of the roofing system caused by poor attic ventilation. A poorly ventilated attic cannot contain heat and moisture, causing indoor discomfort. With poor ventilation, daily activities like showering, cooking and doing the laundry can cause moisture buildup in the attic.
Here are some big problems caused by poor attic ventilation.
- Short Roof Lifespan
Allowing too much heat and moisture to build up in your attic can lead to your roof decking to rot. In turn, this decreases the lifespan of your underlayment and shingles, weakening your roof’s structural integrity. Make sure that you watch out for loose or cracked shingles since they’re signs of poor roof ventilation.
- Mold and Mildew Growth
Roofing contractors warn homeowners that a humid environment is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew spores since this allows them to multiply. All they need is a damp and warm attic for them to thrive. Other than causing rot in your attic, it can cause health issues, such as allergic reactions and respiratory complications.
If your attic is rich in moisture, this allows rust to build up faster on structural components like nails and fasteners. As time goes by, this causes their stability and rigidity to fail and cause other parts of your home like the vents and plumbing to fail.
Look no further than Pritchett Bros for all your roofing needs. We proudly serve Bloomington, IN, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (812) 275-3185, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.