You might think that all a roof needs to do is stop leaks from coming through into the building it protects. However, if you want your roof to stand the test of time and effectively protect a property, it’s important to consider more than just how much water can get past it. Although having a breathable roof seems to suggest that there will be more gaps for moisture to penetrate, this actually isn’t the case.
Why should you make sure your roof is breathable?
In the winter
Having a well-ventilated roof is important to avoid damp, mould, or rot from occurring, protecting any items you might have stored in the attic as well as the structure of your home. The increased circulation of air will mean a decrease in moisture, as water vapour will now be more easily transported outside. In fact, using a breathable underlay for your roof actually provides an effective barrier against not just water, but wind as well.
In the summer
Ventilation also benefits a property when it’s hot, as rooms inside will be cooler. But a build-up of heat can also cause damage to the materials and structures of your roof, meaning it won’t last as long. Roof ventilation is a must for anyone wanting to keep their house in top shape for years to come.
No matter the season, your ventilated roof will be saving you money. You’ll have fewer repairs to carry out as well as lower cooling costs.
How to ensure your roof is ventilated properly
Although there are many ways you can choose to make sure your roof is breathing as easy as it should, a popular and effective way of doing so is through RapidRidge. This provides passive roof ventilation, which means there are no moving components involved. Rather, the structure and design of the roof takes care of increasing air circulation. RapidRidge ensures continuous circulation of air and has a simple installation process with zero maintenance needed during the year.
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