For any roofing system, proper ventilation is a necessity. Unfortunately, many homeowners overlook this need. The temperature in your attic can be scorching hot, especially during the summer. This affects not only the attic, but the overall comfort of your home that can lead to increased power consumption. Furthermore, one of the worst things improper roof ventilation can do is damage your roof.
Poor or nonexistent ventilation may cause attic temperatures to rise to 150 degrees or higher in the summer. That can lead to damaged shingles and other roofing materials as well as a buildup of condensation and development of mildew and mold.
Metal as a roofing material can help reduce heat buildup in your attic. Because of it's low mass compared to other materials like asphalt or slate, it cools down quicker. With that being said, the result is less heat into your home. This allows for natural ventilation for your roof to "breathe."
Furthermore, metal roofing will ensure your home is well insulated for years to come because of its durability. A durable roof means that it is less prone to damage. Lastly, the best part is lower power consumption. Because of the reduced heat in the attic, your air conditioner doesn't have to work twice as hard and will save you money in the long run.
For more information on metal roofing contact us at (517) 393-9386 or visit our website: www.precisionroofingmi.com and schedule an appointment for a free quote.
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