Some of the most crucial aspects of your roofing system are the ones that aren’t always visible. Take the roof vents, for example. Your eyes will usually pass over them when you’re viewing the roof from the ground, but they play a crucial role from behind the scenes.
They Keep Your Roof Mold-Free
Roof vents are usually available in two types: intake and exhaust. Intake vents allow cool air from the outside to enter areas of ventilation, such as the attic, to ensure free air movement. These are usually located near eaves and soffits. Exhaust vents, on the other hand, are usually installed along the highest point of the roof like the ridge. They are responsible for expelling warm, moisture-laden air that may build up inside the attic.
Together, the intake and exhaust vents help ensure your roof remains well-ventilated by allowing for smooth and continuous airflow. Because there’s less chance of heat and moisture getting trapped inside the attic, the vents eliminate the potential of mold growth and rot. You’ve probably seen firsthand just how damaging mold and rot can be. By preventing their development, you’re sure that your roof’s structural integrity will remain intact
They Can Extend Your Roof’s Life
It’s not just mold and rot you’ll need to worry about when your roof has poor ventilation. The trapped heat beneath it can also rise up and bake the roof shingles overhead, causing them to prematurely age. To avoid roof failure and early replacement, make sure to turn to a trusted roofing expert like Larry L. Vaught Roofing. We’ll evaluate your existing roof vents and determine if they are blocked and not working properly. And, depending on your system’s needs, we’ll add to or upgrade them as necessary.
When it comes to high-quality residential roofing services, look no further than Larry L. Vaught Roofing. We’ll help you get the most out of your roof’s service life and weather performance with our repair and maintenance solutions. Call us today at (816) 761-9859, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We serve Grandview, MO, and the Greater Kansas City area. We’d love to hear from you!