All Things Ventilation, Part 1: Why it Matters

Proper ventilation is important because it can prevent potential damage and aging brought about by excess heat and moisture. In this first installment of our two-part blog, Arry’s Roofing Services covers everything that you need to know about ventilation.


The Importance of Ventilation

When it comes to ventilation for your roofing in Clearwater, FL, or any of our service area, the core issue is temperature regulation. Intense heat can be doubled in an improperly ventilated home, which can promote all sorts of harmful effects in your home. These include:

1. Promotion of mildew growth – Improper ventilation can cause moisture to be trapped in the attic. This moisture, when heated, can condense on any metallic components and even your insulation itself can be the perfect place for mildew to form and thrive.

2. Cooling unit failure – The higher the temperatures, the harder your air conditioner has to work. Higher temperatures are experienced in homes where air isn’t circulated freely. These conditions consequently strain your AC unit until it does fail.

3. Roofing stresses – Trapped heat can wreak havoc on any roofing material, effectively shortening its lifespan.

The Best Ways to Deal with Improper Ventilation

There are several ways to deal with this problem. The first step, though, is to hire your trusted roofing contractors in Tampa, and the surrounding communities, to inspect the entire roofing system. You might notice many of the symptoms of poor ventilation, like higher than normal internal temperatures, so it is recommended to have an expert look things over. At Arry’s Roofing Services, we’ll be more than happy to look over your roofing to figure out the true extent of your ventilation problems.

There are ways that we can help you deal with any discovered ventilation troubles. The first is to install a skylight. Strategically placed, these can help with the temperature regulation by both controlling the ingress of heat, as our skylights use low-emissivity glass. This will also bring in a lot of natural light into your home.

Stay tuned and check out Part II of this two-part series where we cover great Owens Corning® ventilation accessories.