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Keep Your Roof Ventilated:

Ventilation is a critical function built into your roof. It serves to keep energy costs low, prevent ice dams, and to help the environment overall. While it sometimes may be overlooked, roof ventilation should always be on your radar, and should be something you check first if you notice your energy bills skyrocketing.

Roof ventilation serves a massive purpose during the summer months. Hot air naturally wants to leak into your cooler attic space, which causes your air conditioning to work hard to keep the rest of the house cool. Ventilation naturally helps expel that hot air out of your attic to lessen the burden on your air cooling system, lowering your energy costs.

In the winter months, roof ventilation helps to cool the surface under your roof so snow and ice do not melt. If the snow and ice are allowed to melt, it can refreeze at the bottom of the roof. This will block your roof’s ability to drain and can lead to leaks.

This is why it is so critical to keep your ventilation system operating efficiently. Many times, dirt and debris can clog up your ventilation system. If you notice higher energy bills, take a look at your vents to make sure they are clear.

If you have any further questions or have noticed your roof ventilation system is not operating like it used to, give us a call at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).