The average family's use of showers, clothes washing, cooking, cleaning,
heater and air conditioners puts from two to three gallons of moisture into their home a day.
Construction and building
materials have changed. New high tech materials and methods creates a more energy efficient home but traps moisture
and heat in your home. Heat, moisture and condensation that used to escape
through windows and walls are now trapped in a improperly ventilated roof.
Proper attic ventilation allows for a continual flow of of outside air through the attic helping to keep your
house cooler in the summer, venting warm moist air in the winter, reducing the environmental conditions that encourage mold
growth and to help protect your shingles, roof decking and insulation from damage.
In our winters
of moderate to heavy snowfall, ice dams can cause roof leaks along the roof eaves near the gutters. The
damage from this leaking roof will often appear at the juncture of where your wall meets the cieling.
daming occours when there is a blockage of ice and snow at the bottom of your roof. The heat from inside
of the house rises up through the attic and melts the bottom layer of snow. The melted water from the snow
is trapped by the ice dam and backs up underneath the shingles.
Proper attic ventilation
does an excellent job of protecting your home by keeping the house cooler in the summer and helping prevent damage from an
ice daming in the winter.
Contact us today for a free consultation