Proper Insulation & Ventilation Make for a Healthy Roof
When you call Deschutes Roofing for a roof inspection, we will also evaluate your attic insulation and ventilation as part of our inspection. If we find that yours isn’t adequate or is damaged, we can repair or install additional venting or insulation as part of our roofing services.
Most attics don’t have enough insulation. Your insulation does a lot more than you may think, including:
- Keeps the moisture from your bathrooms and kitchen from rising into the attic, leading to roof rot and other issues.
- Helps prevent summer heat in the attic from getting into your home.
- In winter, it keeps the heat in your home where it belongs.
- Prevents ice dams by regulating the attic temperature.
Not everyone realizes that wet insulation cannot work. If you’ve ever had a roof leak in your attic and your roofer didn’t include replacing the wet and damaged insulation as part of their roofing services, you likely need new insulation. Also, homes built before the mid-1980s often don’t have the recommended amount of insulation. Call Deschutes Roofing and schedule a roofing inspection which includes an insulation evaluation.
There are two essential parts of your roof’s ventilation which work together: the soffits and the roof vents. The roof vents may be ridge vents on your roof’s peak or another vent on the roof’s surface. Your soffits allow fresh air in while the vents higher up act as exhaust vents. Together, they help maintain an attic temperature that is close to the outside air temperature year-round. Without proper ventilation, your entire roof’s health is at risk.
Contact Us Today
At Deschutes Roofing, our roofing services include installation of new insulation and evaluating and installing ventilation. If you experience frequent ice dams or have had a roof leak but never replaced your insulation, call Deschutes Roofing at (541) 241-5720 or fill out our contact form for your appointment.