The standard shingle roofing system is made up of a complex layer of parts working together to keep your home safe from weather damage. One of its most overlooked components is attic ventilation, which can influence the longevity and overall performance of the system. That’s why any issues relating to it should be dealt with promptly. Expert Contracting, one of the area’s premier roofing companies, discusses some of these common problems here.
- Mold and Rot. Without proper ventilation, heat and moisture-laden air can build up inside the attic. This leads to mold and rot in the wooden elements of the roof structure when overlooked, severely weakening its integrity. That’s not all–the presence of mold also has detrimental effects to health once its spores reach your home’s interior.
- Premature Roof Aging. When the trapped heat inside the attic rises, it will bake the roofing shingles overhead, causing them to age prematurely. If you want to extend the life of your roof and get the most of its performance, make sure to turn to Expert Contracting for the effective solution. We’re not just your roof replacement expert–we can also mitigate your roofing problems. Our skilled and experienced crew will perform a comprehensive checkup of your existing attic ventilation and, depending on the results, add more or replace it as necessary.
- Ice Damming. A familiar problem during winter, ice dams occur when the snow and ice on top of your roof melts due to heat and moisture buildup inside the attic. The snowmelt then runs down the system and refreezes along your roofline and gutters, where it will remain. Unless dealt with quickly, ice dams can increase the potential of roof leaks, and even lead to your gutters collapsing.
Expert Contracting seeks to deliver the best results in every project we take on–whether it’s roof repair or replacement. With our exceptional solutions, we’ll make sure your roof remains in tip-top shape all year round. We serve the areas in and around Williamsville, NY. Call us today at (716) 572-7303 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We’d love to hear from you!