If it's time for a new roof, there are many different things to focus on such as brands, materials, and colors. Many people fail to realize that proper insulation and ventilation are also critical for an effective roofing system.
A solid roof will not only protect your home or business from harsh weather conditions, pesky intruders, mold and mildew, but will also help keep your energy costs lower. Adequate roof ventilation and insulation is necessary for comfort as well as efficiency.
Proper ventilation in your roofing structure helps to manage the airflow in your home or business. During hotter temperatures, a poorly ventilated roof will cause your attic to become extremely hot, which will damage your shingles and shorten the lifespan of your roof. During colder temperatures, a poorly ventilated roof will cause excessive moisture to build up, resulting in wood rot, mold, and mildew. Ensuring your roof is able to breathe properly will lengthen its lifespan and help keep your building protected during extreme temperatures.
Insulation is yet another key factor of the roofing system. A poorly insulated attic, which is very common in older homes because building codes did not require much insulation, will result in much higher energy costs. Without proper insulation, all of the warm or cool air running through your building will escape through the roof, resulting in extremely high energy costs.
If you aren't sure if your roof has the proper ventilation or insulation, it's best to contact a reliable roofing contractor to determine what is best for your particular roofing system. The professionals at Bill White Roofing and Specialty are just a phone call away from helping you keep your roof in tip top shape.