Issues that will Arise Because of Improper Attic Ventilation

Improper Attic VentilationIf you have improper attic ventilation throughout your home or roofing structure, this could eventually lead to a variety of highly expensive repairs and even unnecessary utility bills. If you are a homeowner you need to regularly check in on your roof and attic to make sure that it’s properly ventilated and well insulated. Investments in your roof for proper attic and roof ventilation can be an investment in the future of your savings and comfort.
Here are some of the types of damage that can be caused by improper ventilation:

Deterioration in Your Roof

As moisture pools near your attic, you could be faced with a serious deterioration of your roof flooding and from the supports and under lays within your shingles.

Ice Collection

When heat continues to escape from a poorly insulated attic, this can melt snow along the roof and refreeze the snow where it starts to drip off. As ice continues to accumulate this can push up on your shingles and even cause structural damage when the ice begins to melt.


Moisture will cause a variety of components within your roof to start rusting. The rusting nature of the nails in your roof can eventually break which will then lead to shingle loss. The rust throughout your home could eventually start to affect your heating, plumbing and more.


The excessive heat throughout your attic area can cause your air conditioner to work overtime. This will mean that it’s far less efficient for you cool your living space. You might often have to perform repairs on your air conditioner as well.
These are just a few of the top issues that can be caused by improper ventilation in your roof. Contact an expert roofer today to perform an inspection of your attic and roof areas to improve ventilation and prevent these issues.

This post was written by Reggie Reed Jr! Reggie is the owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, a Clearwater roofing company. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor.
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