Your roof requires the proper airing in the attic area, more so during the summer and winter seasons. A correctly installed attic and roof would provide ventilated air to flow freely year round.
Attic soffit vents otherwise known as holes or small wall slits, should at no time be covered by insulating materials used to hold in the cooled or warm air. Natural air is required to circulate beneath the roof to hamper a huge pile-up of ice and melted snow that would perhaps thaw and end up freezing in the gutters, resulting in ice dams. Air flowing through the attic area during winter will warm the air to impede freezing in ducts and the formation of ice dams in that space.
The Benefits of Ventilation
Air flowing through the garret area provides a delicate balance between the outside temperature and the heat held by the insulation. Consequently, energy is saved because your heating air conditioning systems and heating ventilation aren’t required to run at all times.
A home roofing system lacking sufficient ventilation will end up becoming moist and be a breeding ground for fungus, mildew, and mold. These pathogens can ultimately find a way into your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Also, they can result in wood rot in the roof supports and attic.
An appropriate ventilation system provides oxygen and impedes the formation of carbon monoxide. Even though your HVAC system is equipped with a fan to maintain air circulation in your home, a carbon dioxide detector is nevertheless recommended.
Fans and Vents
Unique roof placed fans, or static vents could be used to enable air circulation through the attic all year round. It can include unique ridge vents or passive roof vents that can be fitted beneath the roof deck to keep your home roofing system well ventilated.