Grand Rapids Ventilation Services
Your roofing is a huge part of your home’s energy efficiency, but without proper ventilation, it won’t be able to make your home’s energy usage as efficient as possible. Your roofing ventilation also helps to prolong the life of your roofing, protecting it from moisture formation that could lead to mold and mildew growth and, eventually, wood rot. Mold and mildew are also extremely unhealthy to breathe, so your home’s indoor air quality could be very unhealthy without proper ventilation. Our Grand Rapids roofing specialists can make sure that your roof is properly ventilated, up to US Codes, and safe and efficient.
Types of Roofing Vents
Your home’s roofing most likely uses two types of vents:
- Roof ridge vents deal with the exhaust or outflow of air. These will take stale air, moisture, and heat and move them out of your home.
- Soffit vents, which are installed along the lowest part of your roof, allow new air to flow inward.
Older homes may or may not have either of these types of vents, and they may not use any roofing ventilation at all. The need for roofing ventilation was created when modern building techniques allowed for more tightly sealed homes. This is great for energy efficiency, but without some ventilation, you’ll see an excess of moisture accumulation, which can have terrible results. You’ll also find that the energy efficiency you were looking to gain from insulating your home is worthless without proper ventilation. Our Grand Rapids ventilation experts can help you determine whether or not your home needs roofing ventilation, and we’ll discuss how to best move forward with the job.
Grand Rapids Attic Ventilation
Attics need to be properly and adequately insulated, of course (a job our professionals can handle), but that insulation is worthless if it isn’t coupled with proper ventilation. Attic ventilation is a huge part of optimizing your heating and cooling systems. Here’s why:
- In the winter, when you’re heating your home, a normal flow of outdoor air into the attic will help to keep your attic cool (remember: heat rises). Making sure that your attic isn’t overly warm during the winter will prevent ice dams and the damage that they can do to your roof.
- In the summer, the ventilation will move any hot air, which naturally rises to the attic, back outdoors. So it will have less of an effect on your AC’s ability to cool your home.
Our Grand Rapids ventilation experts can make sure that your attic is properly ventilated as well as insulated, so that your roofing is as efficient and as healthy as possible.
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