Is your roof properly vented? Lack of adequate roof ventilation is a continual concern here in Minneapolis. It's one of the causes of ice dams, and it can also lead to premature wear and failing of an asphalt roof. For more information on potential problems (and how to solve them) with roof venting, check out this article from a Minneapolis building inspector. He discusses over common situations outside and inside of the home that may be caused by poor roof ventilation. By adding new ventilation inside the attic, through the roof, you can easily eliminate many of these problems. The different vents in a roof are all adequately explained to give you an idea of what you may or may not have and which might be the best to get depending on the type of home that you have. Even though ventilation might not 'cure' everything that is going on throughout your home, it is still a necessary thing to have done in any home, for the various reasons the author sets forth. What You Learn:
- Why roofing problems occur inside and outside of the home due to poor ventilation.
- Help you find out ways to go about ventilating the roof.
- Understand a bit more about ventilation in general.
- Gather more tips from a qualified roofing professional regarding the ventilation in your roof.