Ventilation is one of the most crucial components to a healthy roof, and is something that is often overlooked or disregarded. We thoroughly analyze the design of your home to ensure that there is enough ventilation and the whole system is up to code. Often times, because of an improper installation or just an outdated system, we can double or triple the amount of airflow in the attic. This helps to preserve your new roof, prevent moisture build up and mildew, and improve your heating and cooling efficiency drastically.
As part of our complete roofing system, we replace all existing vents and install additional ventilation as necessary to maximize airflow. All of the new vents are completely screened and baffled to prevent any animals or insects from getting into your home.
Ice dams create barriers preventing water from running off the roof. They usually form at the edge of the roof, just above the gutter, in cold & snowy climate conditions. They form when the snow melting on warmer areas of the roof runs down and refreezes at the colder overhangs. Pesky warm spots are caused by heat that escapes from the living space into the attic. Once this cycle of melting and refreezing begins a barrier is formed, trapping the melted snow and causing it to flow up and under shingles. Various things nasty can occur because of these issues, including the following: