Your roof needs to breathe, too.
It’ll help protect your roof from ice backups by making sure heat doesn’t stick around the wrong places, and also allows for moisture that rises into the attic to escape, preventing mold, mildew and wood rot.
Complete Ventilation Systems
A natural, or static, ventilation system, which consists of simple vents or covered openings in your attic, is the best way to ensure that heat and excess moisture can escape to the outside. These are typically ridge vents, gable, eave, soffit or roof vents. Many ventilation experts agree that externally baffled ridge vents combined with vented soffits are a very effective method for ventilating an attic. A properly designed ventilation system must have both intake vents in the soffit of the eaves at the lower part of the attic, and exhaust ventilation, such as ridge vents, high in the attic at or near the ridge. We at C&C Roofing agree and make sure that your roof and attic have the proper ventilation per square foot of roof using a combination of venting techniques.