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Proper Attic Ventilation

Did you know your roof breathes? Proper attic ventilation is essential to roof installation and critical to a healthy and efficient home. We understand putting holes in your roof doesn’t make much sense when keeping your house warm or cool, but your roof needs proper ventilation to protect your home. In fact, it's one of the most crucial layers for a healthy, long-lasting roof, and it's essential not to underestimate its significance. Millions of dollars are spent each year to fix damage caused by improper ventilation.

Residential neighborhood in Rockford, IL during the winter
Proper attic ventilation is critical for an overall healthy roof.

attic Ventilation is a careful balance

For example, you don’t want hot air stuck inside your attic during warmer months, causing your A/C to run constantly. Proper ventilation circulates the air in your attic, keeping your home at a more constant temperature, which can lower the cost of utilities. The vents in the soffit and eaves allow fresh air to enter the underside of your roof, while the ridge vents allow hot, humid air to escape.

A sagging roof is a sign of a humid attic

With proper ventilation circulating air, humidity in the attic is reduced. A humid attic causes moisture which can lead to mold and cause serious health problems, making ventilation a healthy choice for the whole family.

(Tip: If you are using your attic for storage, do not block the eave vents, and leave plenty of room around items to prevent patches of condensation.)

So, how do you know if your attic is properly ventilated? If you go up in your attic and notice a significant temperature change, your ventilation could use some help. So don’t wait until you notice moisture or even worse mold, or for the roof to sag, call Ken-Z Roofing today to schedule your FREE 12-Point Inspection and be worry-free!


Ken-Z Roofing is family-owned and operated in Rockford and is just a phone call away. With 30+ years in the roofing industry in the Northern Illinois area, whatever your roofing needs, we are your local, professional roofing contractor you can TRUST. Call us today for your FREE 12-point roof inspection: 815-395-8244. Be worry-free with Ken-Z!


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