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Why Roof Ventilation is Important

There is more to roofing than attaching materials to wooden beams. In fact, there are other important aspects to take into consideration like insulation, guttering and ventilation. The majority of residential and industrial properties are ventilated as is important in order to ensure that your roof is able to meet its longevity guarantee, however the quality of this ventilation is often poor. Read on as we go through why ventilating your roof is so important…

What is it?

Ventilation is the supply of fresh air through the room of a property. Most rooms in a residential home or industrial building are well ventilated however attics tend to be neglected. After all, they are closed away out of sight and out of mind. Luckily, it is possible to ventilate your attic/roof by ensuring that outside air is allowed to pass through, removing excess heat and moisture at the same time.

Lack of Ventilation

The majority of roofs are poorly ventilated or have no ventilation system in place at all which can be incredibly counterproductive. After all, there are many problems that can arise due to a lack of ventilation. For example, the process helps remove excess heat so if there is no fresh air moving through, the entire property can start to overheat which can lead to the development of mould. In fact, this heat transfer can actually damage your roofing materials and cause wood beams to warp out of shape. Another major issue that can arise from ventilation neglect is moisture damage as steam rising from things like pots, pans and showers can condense in the attics where it destroys your insulation and makes you even more vulnerable to mildew.

Here at Valent Roofing we want to help every property owner recognise the responsibility they have when it comes to roofing maintenance. After all, ventilation may seem like such a small thing but it can lead to a lot of expensive problems if you don’t take the time to invest in it. To find out more information, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts at Valent Roofing today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
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