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Attic Ventilation: How can good ventilation increase the life of my roof?

At Pyramid Roofing, we fully understand the importance of attic ventilation.  Proper attic ventilation is an important part of a healthy home-both for the structure and its occupants. There are a wide variety of sources of moisture in a home, from the building materials themselves to normal

everyday activities such as cooking, bathing and washing clothes all release gallons of water vapor into the air, for example.

There are a wide variety of sources of moisture in a home, from the building materials themselves to normal everyday activities such as cooking, bathing and washing clothes all release gallons of water vapor into the air, for example. The problem is that vapor gradually works its way out of the living area and into the home’s attic. As warm, moist air cools, the vapor begins to condense into water droplets and that can get insulation and framing materials wet. That not only reduces the value of your insulation but can cause mold, mildew and rot.
During the summer, when the outside temperature is typically much higher than the inside temperature, attic ventilation serves a different purpose. An unfinished attic builds up a tremendous amount of heat, and if that heated air has no place to escape, it can make the inside of the house much warmer or cause an air conditioning system to work much harder to cool the house.
Let Pyramid Roofing ensure your attic is properly ventilated to keep your roof, and your home, in tip-top condition!