Attic Ventilation Plays a Crucial Role in the Longevity of Your Roof
Familiarize Yourself with the Following Attic Ventilation Checklist
Follow These Basic Principles to Ensure Your Roof Is Properly Ventilated
You’ve selected your shingles, determined your underlayment, but have you discussed your attic ventilation system? Attic ventilation is critical to the longevity of your roof and the entire structure of your home. Yet when it comes to planning a new roof, your ventilation approach is often left in the hands of your roofing contractor.
While you should collaborate with a professional on your ventilation plan, having a basic knowledge of attic ventilation will help you:
- Better understand the roofing process
- Know what questions to ask and
- Get a long and full life out of your new roof
If you are in need of quick primer on proper attic ventilation – how it works, the benefits and how to get your current system inspected – you can find it here.
Not convinced you need to concern yourself with ventilation? Read this tale from the field.
Attic Ventilation Checklist
If you're ready to talk attic ventilation with your roofing contractor, take a look at this cheat sheet:
- My intake vent is location low at the roof's edge o in the soffit/eave.
- My intake vents are not covered by insulation.
- My intake vents are placed to limit rain or snow from entering my attic.
- My exhaust vent is located at or near the top of my roof line.
- My ridge vent extends the full length of the ridge. Depending on the length of the ridge, this may not be necessary for air flow but it provides a better aesthetic if the entire ridge is vented.
- My roof style can be properly ventilated using nature ventilation. Certain roof styles especially hard-to-vent hip roofs may require power ventilators to keep air flow moving.
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