What Happens If My Attic Isn’t Properly Ventilated?
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What Happens If My Attic Isn’t Properly Ventilated?

Published by Andrew Schmidt

As homeowners, there are many tasks to juggle in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your family. One aspect of owning a home that many don’t often think about is attic insulation. The lack of attic insulation can cause issues with your roof, and although the Federal Housing Administration suggests 1 square foot of ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic space, even this may not be enough to protect your attic and your roof from damage. Consider opting for assistance from our roofing contractor in Evanston, Il this summer to help your home run at peak performance.

Properly Ventilating an Attic

There are two ways to properly vent your attic, something with which our team can help; one way to ventilate is through rooftop turbines that operate via wind power, and ridge vents that help extend the length of the roof. Because ventilating an attic can be complicated and time-consuming, we don’t recommend that you attempt this on your own. Without the right ventilation, you may risk voiding your roof’s warranty or cause damage that is expensive to repair in the future. 

A Roof Inspection Can Help

One of our services includes roof inspections to determine if further action is required. This is a great opportunity for us to look over your current attic’s ventilation system. After all, the proper ventilation can help lower cooling bills, extend the life of your roof’s shingles, and prevent roof rot and ice dams. 

Don’t wait until something goes wrong to take action! Attic and roof ventilation can greatly extend the lifespan of your roof. Our professionals at Showalter Roofing Service, Inc. are happy to provide you with a free estimate. Contact us today to get started, as we are continuing to serve those who need our services in a safe and effective way!

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