Fresh air is vital to survival. More often than not, we find ourselves in poorly-ventilated rooms, exposing ourselves to health risks. Proper home ventilation ensures that your house will hold up against summer heat or winter chill, and a good interior system will offer you an alternative to opening doors and windows. Using fans to move air throughout your house, a well-designed home ventilation system will continuously replace the air.
Home Ventilation Needs During the Summer
With poor ventilation, a hot summer sun heats up the attic space. A combination of heat and humidity damages the roofing shingles and roof decking, and your roof can potentially become distorted. The same heat radiates inside the house and causes the fans and refrigerators to work harder to cool your home. You’ll see higher electricity bills as a result.
Home Ventilation Needs During the Winter
Warm air from the lower surfaces of the house rises to the attic through the openings used to bypass plumbing and electric fixtures. Upon meeting the cold air in the roof, the warm air condenses on the nails and rafters causing the roof deck to swell and become wavy. The excess water results in a rotting roof deck and compromises its ability to carry a heavy load, as it’s meant to. Severe condensation can get to the insulation and reduce its effectiveness. Moisture will now reach the ceiling below. A damp ceiling results in mold and mildew that can compromise the air quality in the home.
How Home Ventilation Helps
A steady, high volume of air needs to be established to accommodate changes in air flow. The components of the ventilation system should be positioned and sized correctly to ensure that airflow is constant and moves in a particular direction throughout the attic system. Air movement is achieved through stack, wind effect, or a power source.
A good ventilation system can contribute to the comfort and well-being of the occupants of your home. If you need a roofing company in Pasadena, MD to have your home ventilation system assessed, contact Cox Roofing. We pride ourselves on providing personalized services for your roofing and home ventilation needs.