Most people know that a good roof will keep moisture and unwanted critters from finding their way into a home. Not everyone is aware that the best roofs are also specially designed to help keep a home properly ventilated. At Peak Roofing & Construction we pride ourselves in taking the following factors into consideration when installing and repairing roofs and are dedicated to superior home ventilation.
The best home ventilation systems have achieved a perfect balance between energy efficiency and adequate air exchange. It is important to have a way for stale air to escape from a home. Stale air often smells musty or dirty. A home that is sealed too tightly can also trap harmful airborne particles, such as radon or the volatile organic compounds found in many paints and cleaning products. Allowing too much air to escape can result in costly energy bills, which is why it’s important to calibrate your ventilation system so as to allow just enough air exchange.
The insulation in a home that is improperly ventilated often collects moisture. Wet insulation loses its ability to do its job properly. This can result in energy bill increases and will eventually necessitate new insulation. Preserving the integrity of your existing insulation is another reason to make sure your home is properly ventilated.
Avoid Excess Moisture
Excess moisture can also do damage to the basic structure of your home. Mold, mildew, and rot occur not only below the roof, but also all throughout an improperly ventilated home. There are often considerable expenses associated with replacing structurally unstable rotten wood. Mold and mildew are also associated with negative health effects that homeowners should avoid.
If you live in the Frisco area and are interested in having professionals examine your home to be certain it has the best home ventilation system possible, call Peak Roofing & Construction today. We can be reached at (972) 335-7325 (Dallas-Fort Worth), or (512) 415-6888 in Austin (residential roofing).