Why Proper Attic Ventilation is So Important For Your Home

Why Proper Attic Ventilation is So Important For Your Home

Having proper attic ventilation can impact the lifespan of your roof, as well as how much you pay for heating and cooling.

Attic ventilators are important because they prevent heat from building up in the home causing damage to both structures above it. This prevents having to replace roofs or buy expensive air conditioning units every so often which saves money over time saving homeowners thousands on their energy bills annually!

When an attic is properly vented, any moisture build-up will be able to escape through vents keeping both structures safe from mold causing potential health risks that could come with lack of good insulation . A hot moist environment causes wood rot corrosion , fungus growth all bad news, especially when dealing with a Florida climate where power outages happen more frequently than other states.

How Does Attic Ventilation Work?

To prevent heat and moisture buildup in your home, make sure to keep a roof with proper ventilation. Intake vents should be along the soffits while exhaust vents or ridge venting comes from at least one of the two types – intake or escape- on either side of an attic’s ridgeline.

What Are Some of The Signs Of Improper Ventilation?

Too little ventilation can lead to a number of issues, including:
Water stains on your roof decking, decay in the structural supports for your roof, thermal blisters and thermal cracking that result in granule loss or shingle failure, rust & corrosion due to climate exposure as well as unexplained increases in your heating and cooling bills.

If you suspect any signs of damage to your roof, don’t get on the roof yourself. Call a Florida professional roofing contractor to inspect the roof for you and perform all necessary repairs so that no one gets hurt or injured while working at such a height.

How To Remedy Poor Ventilation On Your Roof

Calling a roofing contractor is the best way to inspect your attic for poor ventilation. Roofing pros will be able to look at factors like the area’s climate, age of shingles, warning signs, and architecture in order to provide a proper roof inspection and assessment.


If your roofing inspector deems your roof is at the end of its lifespan, you have several options for venting when it comes time for choosing a new roof.

Popular Types Of Roofing Ventilation

Ridge vents are a popular option with many homeowners and at Restoration Roofing of Tampa Bay, we offer several ridge vent options. Running across the entire span of your roof line, Ridge vent is installed at the very peak of your roof line. A small gap on the underside of roof material allows hot air to escape while being installed at the peak of your roof line.

Picking out which type of roof is best for you can also depend on how much ventilation you want in your attic space. Because the vents are high up there, doesn’t always mean there is enough airflow. So if possible it would be good to add an additional fan or opening window towards floor level where cool air can enter from below.

Static Vents:

Static vents are another popular venting option. They are small metal boxes that rest across the roof, close to the peak, and come in a range of shapes like round, square or slanted. These vents work by allowing heat to escape out of the roof through convection methods. You may also hear them being called box or turtle vents.

Turbine Vents:

Attic fans and turbine vents work by drawing out hot air through convection to move the air in your attic even when there is no wind.

Soffit Vents:
Soffit vents are located under the roof overhang of homes. They have small holes designed to help push hot air out through your home’s exhaust vents by allowing cool air into the attic space. When you suspect that your roof may be having issues due to ventilation, call a Florida Roofing contractor for proper assessment. The average homeowner should not attempt to get up on their roof themselves because of the dangers involved with accessing this area, whether it be from inside an attic space or from the outside on top of the roof. Better if someone who has been trained makes sure everything is inspected properly. At Restoration Roofing of Tampa Bay, we can give you a complimentary inspection to determine your roof ventilation problems and offer the best resolution. Contact us today for a free no obligation quote and complimentary roof inspection!