Our company is the biggest company in the area involved with roof repairs. We are in hundreds of homes every year analyzing and solving problems and roof leaks. We have been experiencing more problems with ventilation balance every year. We believe this has been due to the building boom of the late eighties through 2007. Soffit vents are plugged up! No other companies seem to be addressing these problems in conjunction with roof replacement or in standard practice along with roof service maintenance.
Below are some pictures to help with this explanation:
This is an aluminum soffit with continuous ventilation penetrations. It is plugged solid.
This is an Aluminum soffit with no sofffit vent space.
Birds love to nest in roof louver -causing even more ventilation issues.
Typical conditions of standard soffit vents when they have been removed
This is a soffit vent hole open where we have removed the old plugged soffit vent, note the debris around the edges.
Often times plugged soffit vents or lack of ventilation balance will cause snow to be sucked into attics through the roof louvers.
Snow that has come through poor ventilation.
Ceiling damage caused by melting snow.
We have seen rain water drawn into roof louvers as well.
The following Pictures are a progression of temperatures on the same day in the same house.
The first picture shows the outside temperature, which is 94 degrees.
The next picture shows the temperature of the roof on the outside, which is 143 degrees.
The final picture shows the temperature inside of the attic, which is a shocking 125 degrees.
What does all of this mean for a home owner?
It means that the ventilation in your roof affects your life in more ways than you would expect, and having the right type of ventilation (such as our new superior soffit vents) can really show a difference in both your air conditioning bill, and damages to your home from rain, snow, ice dams, and heat accumulation in your attic.
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