As the weather heats up this time of the year, our

roofing team

in Fairfax County begins to encounter problems caused by improper attic ventilation. In fact, the American Institute of Architects estimates that 90% of homes in the U.S. do not have adequate attic ventilation! Northern Virginia’s warm and humid environment makes this an extremely important issue: on a typical 90-degree day, attic temperatures can easily reach 150 degrees. Such excessive heat can slowly destroy a roofing system while dramatically decreasing a home’s energy efficiency.

Consider the problems associated with an improperly ventilated attic space:

• When your attic is not properly ventilated, the extreme heat will radiate to the living spaces below. Even the best A/C system won’t be able to keep the house sufficiently cool.• Inadequate attic ventilation can trap moisture in your attic, reducing the effectiveness of attic insulation. Over time, the condensed moisture will cause dry rot that could lead to a failure of the structure itself.• High moisture levels permit the growth of mold and mildew, resulting in poor air quality inside your home.• Manufacturers will not cover roof failure if it is determined that the roof was installed with inadequate attic ventilation by uneducated Herndon roofers.

Small adjustments and repairs to your attic ventilation system by the experts at Roofing & More could save you big on energy bills and even prevent the need for structural repair or early roof replacement. If the upper level of your home is always hotter, if you notice condensation in your attic or otherwise suspect your attic may not be properly ventilated, call Roofing & More today at (877) 398-4555 to schedule an evaluation of your attic ventilation. You’ll be glad you did.