Ventilation is an essential component of any building infrastructure. It regulates the airflow inside and outside of the attic space. It is essential for all occupants. It prevents the destruction of major housing structures, blocks the growth of mold and controls the energy consumption. The air passages are usually located on the lower part (or intake) of the roof, behind the soffit. While the outlet is typically located in line with the length and width of the ridge, the outlet is usually located at the same location.

Some houses do not have the overhang or soffit necessary for this task to be possible. It is necessary to call a professional roofer to install the air intake and outlet pipes to avoid any problems that may arise from an unvented structure.

Importance

Proper ventilation is essential for roofing systems. These are some of the benefits of a ventilation system. Proper ventilation, in addition to moisture control, increases the roof’s service life, reduces utility costs, increases comfort levels, and lowers energy consumption.

It is crucial to eliminate moisture from the attic for homes in colder climates. This will help prevent the formation of ice dams. It is crucial to understand how moisture enters the crawlspace or attic when deciding how to prevent it. Air or water leaks, watervapor development and holes are the main sources of moisture.

To achieve moisture control, it is important to identify and eliminate the entry point. It is difficult to prevent moisture from entering attic spaces completely. Proper ventilation is therefore essential in order to avoid excessive humidity. Allowing air to flow through an intake duct, and out through an outlet conduit is the best way to do this. Although intake air ducts should not be installed above the fascia or at the eaves, some buildings have no overhang to allow for their installation.

Solutions

To prevent moisture accumulation, it is important to regulate the airflow in the attic space. Even if there is no overhang, an air passage system can still be installed to eliminate moisture problems. There are many options.

  • Specialized Products These items are placed on the lower part of the decking, directly below the first layer of roofing shingle. The smart vent is a tapered plastic product that can be placed six inches below the roof edge. It has a slot-cut duct opening of one inch.
  • Concealed intake duct – This is the duct that is located at the top of the building wall. To create an intake duct, spacer blocks are used to spacer the top siding board. This method is suitable for buildings that have no overhang. To do this, remove the gutter and hang a new spacing-out siding board.
  • Building overhang and Soffit This is done by slightly extending decking to cover the edge.

Without an adequate ventilation system, a house can become a major problem. Buildings with no overhangs will be able to understand the importance of proper ventilation systems to prevent moisture accumulation and avoid major structural damage. Professional roofing companies can handle the problem of inadequate roofing ventilation. You can prevent future problems by taking care of the problem today.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.