Roof repairs starting from $150.00
A key component to a long lasting roof is proper attic ventilation. In Canada we have the luxury of experiencing all seasons.
Unfortunately this means during the summer months, hot temperatures, UV rays, and humidity have an effect on our bodies, especially our skin. The one way we can protect ourselves from the sun is to wear sunscreen. Unlike our skin, the shingles on your roof need a different solution as they are heavily affected by the sun. Asphalt shingles can heat up which causes your home’s attic to heat up. This is the main reason why your roof’s shingles wear out prematurely. Enough hot air in the attic will also cause damage to home's roof deck, which will affect the roof's structural integrity.
In the winter months, your home is prone to condensation problems. Condensation happens when the cold atmospheric air comes into contact with your heated home. This is the result of lack of insulation, improper ductwork, and not enough attic ventilation. If this problem is left unchecked, enough moisture in the attic will cause mold to grow.
Simply adding proper ventilation will prolong the life of your roof!
There are several forms of attic ventilation; standard vents, ridge vents, turbine vents and solar powered vents.
Ventilation installation cost start from $150.00
These vents rely on the natural flow of air in your attic. They are made of either plastic or metal. The average home of 1200 sq/ft will require 6 standard vents.
These vents are installed along the peaks where two adjacent roofs meet. They are low profile and rely on the natural airflow of the attic.
These vents use positive pressure with the aid of wind to suck hot air out of the attic. They are a great way to ensure roofs are properly ventilated. Turbine vents require no power source, they are purely mechanically driven by air. The average 1200 sq foot home will require 2 turbine vents.
Much like the turbine vent, these vents have a battery powered fan that creates the positive pressure. These vents are low profile which will have a nicer aesthetic for your home. The solar panel lasts around 20 years.