Have you ever walked around your Sugarland TX home, near the roof, and noticed the heat around it? After a few minutes, have you felt warm enough that you wished you had a fan to cool yourself down? If this describes your situation then chances are that your roof needs roof ventilation.
As a business owner living in a humid environment, I needed years of research to find the perfect combination of energy efficiency and proper ventilation. In my quest, I found that many homes have their roofs closed off from letting in the air because they aren’t properly installed or simply to prevent drafts from entering into rooms.
In a humid environment such as Florida, this can be extremely dangerous for your roof’s health and well-being. Because of this, we recommend regularly checking your home’s roof to see if it needs ventilation or not. If your roof turns out to be one that doesn’t get any ventilation, there are a few signs for you to look out for concerning the health of your roof:
- Dark spots on the ceiling around the roof; 2. Rotting rafters; 3. A strong musty smell coming from the attic (which means mildew is growing).
If you find any of these signs on your home, call a roofing specialist immediately to help address the issue before it’s too late.
Roof ventilation can be achieved through various methods such as a turbine vent, fan vents, ridge vents, or eave ventilation. There are other methods that can be used as well but these above mentioned will help keep your home cool while preventing the dangers that come from not having proper roof ventilation in place.
If you notice any of the previous signs on your home and you have good roof ventilation, then don’t be alarmed! Sometimes you need to simply keep an eye on your roof and that’s it. However, if you notice any of the previous signs and have bad roof ventilation, now it’s time to take action before there are further issues.
The reasons why you should consider having roof ventilation installed depends on the climate where you live. In a humid environment, humidity can cause your roof to rot and fail which would be a very costly fix for you. In colder climates, you want the heat in your home to escape when it’s too much, especially in the winter.
Call 832-449-3247 now to get a free estimate on your project.