Clogged Roof Vents Causes Air Flow Restrictions in Your Attic
Clogged roof vents aren’t something that most homeowners think about but they should. This can be an on-going problem which causes several problems.
Cheap Roof Vents: There are roofers who will install a cheap roof vent which can easily become clogged by birds, bees and other debris. These cheap vents make a perfect nesting for birds. Bees like them too.
Clogged Roof Vents: Clogged roof vents restricts air flow in and out of your attic. When there is no air flow in your attic it will cause overheating in the attic. Just like properly sizing your furnace and air conditioning unit, you want precisely the right amount of attic ventilation for your home. Insufficient ventilation can lead to moisture problems during the winter and decreased energy efficiency during the summer. Northwest Roofing does not use any roof vents that will allow birds and bees to make nests in the roof vents.
Hire a Professional: Numerous studies have been completed regarding the effectiveness and optimization of general roof ventilation and particular types of roof vents. The benefit of roof ventilation is undisputed. Every roof is different and depending on the area that you live in, much thought should go into deciding on the proper roof ventilation on your home. Finding a trusted and experienced roofer who has worked in your region is a better choice. Don’t leave your roof or your roof vents to someone who is not a local roofer. A local roofer knows the climate and knows what the better choice is when it comes to installing roof vents for your home.
Be Sure There is Air Flow From the Eaves: This is normally the point where air enters your attic. If the soffit of your home isn’t perforated to allow air movement, either your local roofer replaces it with a perforated soffit, or installs round air vents under the eaves to allow airflow. Shown here is a much clogged-up soffit roof vent. This is an older vent totally clogged from dust debris and insulation on the inside. The outside is clogged with paint, from the house being painted a few times over the decades and no one ever removed the vents first.
Attic Ventilation: If you don’t know how your roof vents work, or if you’re unsure about your attic ventilation in general, you should talk to a local roofer about your current roof vents and any in-built weaknesses. The risk of having no ventilation or poor ventilation, along with the negligible cost of installing a good-working ventilation system is an important part of your home’s maintenance. Attics are designed to breathe.
Isn’t it time you get your roof ventilation checked out? Contact Don Rutherford, a local roofing contractor in Tarrant and surrounding counties. He has over 25+ years of experience as a professional roofing contractor. He has kept a Better Business Bureau business rating of A+. His customers are always satisfied and pleased with Northwest Roofing. Don’t wait!
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