You may already why ventilation is important however knowing what other important aspects that roof ventilation supports is another part of the story. 


Ventilation as most people probably know is the right flow of air through a home or a system. It is a vital part of a building whether residential or commercial because it helps in keeping the longevity of your roof while ensuring that there is lesser consumption of energy. This also ensures that your home will not become a sauna specially in the summer heat.  


So how does ventilation really work? 


Ventilation is possible through air flow and without air flow, ventilation is not possible. To aid in airflow, mechanical systems are often incorporated and is in need of a source of power. However sometimes, most residential properties opt for natural ventilation. Through stack effect and wind effect, it is possible to naturally let the air circulate your attic or your home.  


So what is stack effect? 


When there is a rise in the temperature of air, it can lead to a rise in pressure in high places which can be your attic and through an exhaust, this air which is high in temperature, can escape. However, the same exhaust does not function to bring in a low temperature air however is possible through intake.  


Wind effect on the other hand deals with the volume of the intake and the exhaust. Through taking advantage of the flow of air that comes naturally plus the function of increasing the volume of the wind that blows through it is possible to ventilate your home’s attic. 


There are three major benefits ventilation offers.  


1. Longevity 

A well ventilated roof will have a longer lifespan. Through good ventilation, heated air can properly escape and helps in melting any snow buildup in your roof in winter disabling any chance of pooling or ice damming. Through melting the snow that has accumulated, you can help ease the weight off your roof structure and help it preserve it’s lifespan. 


2. Cost  

It is difficult to have a high bill every month due to a large energy consumption. A home or building with too little ventilation will be hot causing the hvac system installed to work as hard as It could to meet the temperature the owner decides to put into the thermostat of the home. Through this, you will need to pay for a larger energy consumption. 


3. Indoor Temperature 

When your home is improperly ventilated, you should expect an everyday summer feel. If you love summer, then maybe you won’t be too bothered. However, a hot place can make your budget jump. If you want to have a stable temperature in your home, make sure your place is properly ventilated. 


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