Why Proper Ventilation is Important for Your Calgary Roof Part 2

You’ve already learned that proper roof ventilation is important during Calgary winters in order to prevent ice dams, which occurs when a too-warm attic space melts snow that then refreezes in eavestroughs and on roof extremities. This can cause significant damage to your roof, so ventilating to keep cool in the winter is—strange though it may sound—a big part of proper roof maintenance.

That’s not the only reason that Calgary’s premier roofing experts recommend proper roof ventilation, either.

Roof Ventilation Controls Humidity and Moisture in Your Calgary Home

While ice dams are a Winter-only problem for Calgary roofs, humidity and moisture control is a year-round task for your roof’s ventilation. Without proper ventilation, your attic space runs the risk of becoming far too humid, which can lead to condensation and dampness that can affect not just your roof but your entire Calgary home.

Excess moisture can, of course, lead to rot in the wooden support beams of your roof and in sub-roofing materials, and the same problem can affect the rafters that make up the floor of your attic space—and the ceiling of your come. In extreme cases, Calgary homeowners have experienced damage to interior walls due to moisture from unventilated and way-too-humid attic spaces.

Check Your Roof Ventilation With Calgary’s Roofing Professionals

If you’re concerned about your roof’s ventilation, or have any other roofing questions, please give us a call today! We’re one of Calgary’s highest-rated roofing companies for a reason, and we’d love to show you why.

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