Winter temperatures continue in much of the U.S., but the season will be over before you know it. The temperatures, wind, ice, and snow of the winter can wreak havoc on your home, both inside and out. Your home’s insulation is meant to help protect you and your home from the outdoor temperatures, maintain your indoor temperatures, and protect you from moisture damage. Since this type of roof damage can happen over winter, have your attic and roof insulation checked.
Attic Insulation and Roof Ventilation
When you turn on the heat in your home, that heat rises. Attic insulation is there to help you keep that heat in your home. However, that heat sometimes makes its way into the attic. Your roof has ventilation to help maintain the right temperatures; if your roof gets too warm when it’s cold outside, you risk excess moisture as a result of condensation. You also risk snow and ice melting and sliding down, but then freezing at the roof’s edge. This creates an ice dam that prevent adequate roof drainage. All that, in turn, causes more moisture that can leak into your roof and attic, causing damage like mildew, mold, and roof rot.
The two primary things that help prevent these problems are good roof and attic insulation, and roof ventilation. The insulation helps maintain the right warm temperatures in your home, and the more reasonable temperatures in your attic. The ventilation also releases warm air from the attic so that the roof doesn’t get too warm, as well as allowing some of that cool outdoor air in to balance the temperature.
Have your roof and insulation checked after winter. Make sure that your roof insulation and ventilation were enough to protect your roof. You can also make sure that your attic and roof are in good shape, address any issues, and be set for the rest of the year. We can help at ECLAT Roofing, Inc. Just call us at (214) 373-1500 for roofing services in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX.