When you need to have your roof repaired or replaced, it's always a good idea to consult your roofing professional about the vents that are currently in the roof. In many cases, the roofer will inspect them and deem them to be fine, but, in other scenarios, he or she might say that your venting situation is inadequate for the size of roof that you have. Fortunately, the roofing contractor can address this situation by installing larger vents over the existing ones or adding one or more additional vents. Doing so will save a lot of problems for you in the future, including the following three.

Mold Growth

When a roof isn't vented properly, the attic of your home can be far more humid than is ideal. This is especially a problem in humid climates and/or in humid times of the year. The surplus of moisture in the attic will lead to the growth of mold, which quickly becomes a major issue for you for a number of reasons. First and foremost, mold in your attic may make your family members sick. Additionally, this problem can be time consuming and expensive to repair and may also impede your ability to successfully sell your home at your asking price.

Eventual Rot

When your roof vents aren't doing their job and the attic gets damp, mold isn't the only problem that you'll encounter. There's a risk of wood rot occurring over a prolonged period of time. Wood softens in moist environments, so this is a legitimate concern when your attic remains humid. In extreme circumstances, this can cause the wood under your roof, as well as the joists in your attic, to soften and rot. Should this occur, you'd be looking at an extensive repair job.

Damage To Your Stored Goods

Not everyone keeps possessions in his or her attic, but if you use this space to store items that you don't need very often, a poorly vented roof can lead to damage to these items. For example, if you have boxes of old books, the humidity that is present in your attic may cause the books to get mildew and eventually rot. There wouldn't be any real way for you to clean or repair the books, so you'd need to discard them. This is a problem that you'll fortunately be able to avoid, by having your roofing contractor properly vent your roof and repair any damage that is present.

If your roof requires any kind of maintenance or repair, don't hesitate to reach out to a company like Advanced Roofing and Construction.

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