Your home is your most valuable asset. Keeping it in good condition is a priority. There are many ways that you can do this. While some homeowners might not realize it, one of the best things you can do is to keep the roof in good condition.

The roof of the home protects the structure from the elements, including rain and snow. In order to do this, the shingles or sheets have to be in good shape. Some people focus on checking the exterior of the roof, but you can’t limit your inspection to that. You also have to take a look in the attic to determine how the underside of the roof is faring.

Attic insulation helps to protect the roof, so it’s imperative that you have proper insulation in the attic. This also helps to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It can help to control your climate control bill.

Insulation Minimizes Temperature Shifts

Insulation in the attic helps to prevent extreme temperature shifts from occurring. When the temperature rises and falls too quickly, it can produce condensation in the space. This can lead to dampness in the attic. That dampness and moisture can cause damage to the room from the underside.

Having proper insulation in the attack can also help to protect the wooden beams that hold up the roof, as well as the metal nail heads. When either of those gets wet, they can become damaged. The wooden beam may sag and the metal nail heads can rust.

Insulation and Ventilation Prevent Internal Roof Damage

It isn’t enough to just have proper insulation. The attic space also needs to have adequate ventilation. This helps to dry out the air that naturally enters the space. By controlling the moisture and drying out the air with ventilation, you can help the insulation to work better.

Ventilation combined with insulation helps to prevent ice dams. It also helps to prevent mold and mildew from forming on the underside of the roof. This can help to keep your home protected from the elements, and it can help to keep your whole house healthy. We’re here to help ensure that your roof is in the best shape possible.

Contact Roofers Elite Today

The team at Roofers Elite is here to handle all your roofing needs. Having an inspection on the roof and attic can help you to stop problems before they get too bad. Our professionals are ready to inspect your roof, handle any repairs, or replace the roof. Simply give us a call at 207-708-8966, email us, or use our handy contact form to learn more about how we can help you protect your most valuable asset.