Roof and Attic Ventilation Tips from the Leading St. Louis Roofers
In St. Louis we are no strangers to the storm damage caused by hailstorms. But did you know that when wind-driven hail as small as a nickel hits an asphalt shingle, it may cause a bruise? The bruise or initial damage may be hard or even impossible to spot by an untrained eye. If left unattended a bruise can cause the asphalt shingles to deteriorate, leading to water leaking into your home. In order to prevent this, the shingles need to be fixed by a professional like Storm Solutions.
Balanced Ridge Vent and Soffit Vent
In order for the air between your roof and attic to move around in a pattern that yields a cool attic space a well-crafted ventilation system must be installed. The balanced ridge vent and soffit vent technique used by the St. Louis roofers at Storm Solutions will prolong the life of your roof by increasing air circulation, and keeping temperatures in your attic down.
Proper attic ventilation systems allow a continual flow of outside air through the attic, lowering temperatures and protecting your insulation from dampening and becoming ineffective. A balance between air intake (at your eaves or soffits) and air exhaust (at or near your roof ridge) is created by a properly installed system. It is this balance that keeps your attic from overheating.
An attic that has been professionally ventilated by an expert in roofing St. Louis like Storm Solutions can help reduce the load on your air conditioner by moving the super-heated air out of your attic before it builds up and causes damage.
Call today for a free ventilation systems analysis
Proper ventilation can cut down on utility bills and extend the life of your home. If you live in St. Charles, St. Peters, Ballwin or St. Louis, our experts at Storm Solutions Roofing would be happy to give you a free ventilation systems analysis. Click the link below to contact us today.