At Matrix Roofing, we offer a selection of services intended to help people get the most out of their roofing systems. From guttering maintenance to roof repair, we ensure that your home’s most valuable asset can last for as long as possible. One of the services we offer for those who want to preserve and maintain their roof is a ventilation strategy.
Our whirly birds and roof vents help to extract hot air from your property, balancing interior temperatures so that you can enjoy more comfort. However, there’s more to the benefits of roof ventilation than you might think. Let’s explore the three main advantages of effective roof vents.
1. It Extends the Life of Your Roof
Perhaps one of the best-known benefits of roof ventilation is that it helps to extend the life of your home. Ventilation defends your roof system by preventing heat warping during the summer, and ice damming during the winter — if you live in cold climates.
Ice damming happens when the heat in your attic combines with heat from the sun to melt snow on your roof. When the melted ice reaches the edge of your tiles, it starts to refreeze, because the temperature change in different parts of your roof is so drastic. As ice builds up at the edges of your roof, this can cause:
- Damage to tiles and guttering
- Water penetration and mould
- Extra pressure on your fascia and scotia
Proper ventilation ensures that warm air can escape your home at regular intervals. This means that your roof maintains a consistent temperature at every point.
2. It Reduces Energy Costs
The benefits of roof ventilation appear in both summer and winter. When the weather starts to get warmer outside, there’s a good chance you’ll turn to your air conditioning to help you stay warm indoors. Because heat rises, proper ventilation can help you to get rid of excess heat faster, without having to over-use your HVAC system.
With the right ventilation strategy, you should be able to create the ideal atmosphere within your home without using too much energy from your air conditioner. The less you run your air conditioner, the lower your electricity bill becomes.
3. Better Comfort Indoors
If you’ve ever walked upstairs and noticed that it’s ten degrees warmer in your bedroom than it is in your living room – despite your best air conditioning efforts, this is a sign that you don’t have the right ventilation. A lack of ventilation can often lead to indoor temperature extremes that make it much harder for homeowners to establish comfort on a budget.
Once your roof has been properly ventilated with the help of Matrix Roofing, you’ll find that you can achieve a more consistent temperature through the different zones of your property. This means better comfort for the whole family, no matter which season it is.
What’s more, ventilation means that fresh air is constantly moving through your home. That means that you create a healthier environment too, free from stale toxins from cleaning agents and dust.
Is it Time to Vent?
If you’re constantly struggling to create the perfect indoor temperature, you’ve noticed that your air quality isn’t as great as it could be, or you’re simply sick of the icicles around your roof during winter, it could be time to vent your roof. Reach out to Matrix Roofing today to find out what we can do to improve your roof ventilation system.