Is your roof properly ventilated? The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA) latest whiteboard video outlines the components to a properly functioning attic ventilation system and the ways it benefits a roof, such as protection against shingle deterioration and roof system damage.
“How Does Proper Attic Ventilation Protect my Roof?” highlights how a balanced system of intake and exhaust results in a continuous flow of air in an unconditioned attic, helping to reduce heat and moisture buildup year-round and prolong the life of the roofing system.
Proper attic ventilation can assist in reducing energy consumption, and preventing mold, mildew and wood rot. Additionally, it can help prevent ice dams, which can cause leaking and damage to shingles, gutters, insulation and the whole roof system.
“Building owners may not be aware of just how important attic ventilation is to the longevity and performance of their asphalt shingle roofing system,” says Tim McQuillen, ARMA director of technical services and a 25-year industry veteran. “ARMA wants to educate owners on proper attic ventilation and why it’s important, as well as how to recognize the signs indicating it’s time to call a roofing contractor if there are issues.”
ARMA encourages building owners planning to install a new asphalt shingle roof to consult with their roofing contractor or the manufacturer of their roofing system to ensure their attic is properly ventilated. To view its latest attic ventilation video, or the ARMA library of other educational videos on asphalt roofing systems, visit the website or YouTube Channel.