Benefits of Proper Roof Venting
- Helps reduce damaging moisture - Moisture is one of the most dangerous things to a roof system. Excessive moisture causes damage and can weaken the structural integrity of the roof. It can also lead to toxic mold growth, affecting your health.
- Helps prevent damage to roof shingles - High heat in an attic can actually bake the shingles from underneath and cause them to prematurely age, significantly shortening the lifespan of your roof.
- Helps save energy - Heat buildup in the attic can seep into the living spaces below, making your air conditioner work harder and longer. Proper ventilation allows your air conditioner to work more efficiently, reducing energy costs and extending the life of your HVAC system.
- Helps prevent ice dams in winter - An ice dam occurs when snow melts on the top and middle section of a roof, only to refreeze on the eaves. This ice "dam" prevents more melting snow from draining off the roof, and that water can back up into a home, damaging walls, ceilings and insulation. With proper roof ventilation, cool outside air is exchanged for warm attic air, keeping the roof cold. This allows less snow to melt and prevents ice damming.
Are Cupolas Good for Roof Venting?
At Valley Forge Cupolas, our cupolas are easy to install and come in a variety of sizes and designs to complement any design style. We also offer custom designs to meet your exact needs and specifications. Need a taller louver section for maximum ventilation? Or a custom base for an extra steep roof? Our cupola specialists have you covered! Simply send a photo of your building to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will create a digital quote so that you can see exactly how your custom cupola would look on your roof.
If you need a cupola roof vent for your home, garage, shed, or barn, call the experts at Valley Forge Cupolas today! 866-400-1776