Common Issues Caused By Poor Ventilation

A well-built roofing system is meant to keep your home safe and dry. This means it should also have a good ventilation system to prevent warm air from accumulating beneath your roof. If you have poor ventilation, it won’t just affect your home’s comfort and your roof’s structural integrity. Here are some of the other common issues caused by poor ventilation: 

Having Too Many Vents Installed

Some homeowners believe that more attic ventilation is better for your roof, but in reality, this isn’t always true. While inadequate ventilation leads to moisture problems during winter and decreased energy efficiency during summer, having too many vents installed increases your roof’s vulnerability to water leaks. Make sure to install only what’s necessary to keep your roof breathing properly.

Ice Dams 

During the winter season, warm air can get trapped in the attic due to poor roof ventilation. When that happens, the snow on top of your roof will melt and refreeze at the edges and where your gutters are. These are called ice dams, which can cause water to pool behind it and leak into your roof.

Mildew and Mold Growth

Inadequate ventilation leads to moisture accumulation in your attic, especially during the winter months. This becomes an ideal environment for mold and mildew to develop, which leads to rot that can affect your roofing components and compromise their structural integrity. It can also lead to respiratory problems and other health concerns once it hits the rest of your home’s ventilation system. Make sure to have your roof inspected by a professional in roofing to check if you have enough vents installed!

HVAC Problems

When you have insufficient roofing ventilation installed, it can force your HVAC system to work harder than it should to keep your home within comfortable levels. This can lead to more breakdowns and premature failure if this isn’t properly addressed. At the same time, your system can barely keep your home comfy, and you’ll soon notice how it struggles to maintain the indoor temperatures. It will also consume more energy which leads to higher monthly utility bills!

Paddy’s is your best choice for top-notch roofing as well as replacement windows and doors. To get started, just contact us at (302) 388-3625 or by filling out our convenient contact form. Talk to us today!

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