Ventilation has a greater effect on an attic, and consequently Herndon roofing, than any other component. To ensure the maximum lifespan for your roof, All American Home Services can evaluate your attic and roof for proper ventilation.
Poor ventilation keeps extreme heat and moisture trapped inside your attic, which literally bakes exterior roofing materials from underneath. Moisture encourages the formation of dry rot that, in time, will lead to structural failure. High moisture levels in an attic also allow mold and mildew to grow, creating unhealthy air for your family.
Just as worrisome, differences in the temperature of a roof during cold winter months – when an attic is warm and the outside temperature remains below freezing – lead to ice dams when snow falls. Because heat can’t escape a poorly ventilated attic, it melts snow and ice along the top of the roof. The melted water then flows down to the cold roof eaves and refreezes, building up a dam of ice. More snowmelt builds up behind the ice dam, causing water to back up under the shingles and into your home, resulting in leaks and serious structural damage.
If you find that the upper floor of your house is always warmer than the rest of your home, or you’ve noticed a musty smell or condensation in your attic, improper attic ventilation could be the problem. All American Home Services can help mitigate the issues we’ve discussed by installing attic intake vents, ridge vents or an attic fan on your current roof.
Have Your Attic Inspected for Proper Ventilation
Call All American Home Services today at (703) 496-4033 to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary estimate for your home or business in Herndon, Springfield, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria or Manassas, or fill out our online quote request form. We are confident that our team will far exceed your expectations.