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Why is roof ventilation necessary?

It may not be noticeable from the outside, but your home’s roof contains ridges, valleys, and air passages that comprise its system of ventilation. Most residential roofs have openings in the soffits (the underside of the roof’s eaves) where fresh air enters. The air will then travel between the attic wall and the underside of the roof, expelling heat as it exits the roof ridge.

In hotter weather, the air that enters your roof cools your attic and your roof down. This reduces your home’s overall energy costs. In snowy weather, on the other hand, roof ventilation allows the underside and the top of your roof to sustain relatively equal temperatures. This prevents the snow from melting and creating ice dams that may further damage your roof.

At the first sign of roof damage, our team of highly-trained and professional roof experts at Black Slate Roofing, LLC, is here to help you with all your roof repair and restoration needs. Call our Austin office at (512) 969-6790 for the roofing assistance that you need.

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