Unlike other home services, a roofing job is the one that will face the most scrutiny, the harshest of weather conditions year-round, and cost you thousands of dollars if not installed correctly and according to construction codes. At MJT Roofing, we take roof replacements seriously, which is why the answer to this next question is 100% obvious: “Will a roofing job be up to code without ventilation installed?”
In a word — no.
Without ventilation, you sabotage the integrity of your roof from the inside out and increase the chances of severe roof damage. Simply put, every roof needs to breathe. When your Connecticut roofing contractor installs your shingles, they are also adding ventilation registers and shafts or, at a minimum, ensuring that the existing ventilation in your attic is working adequately.
No reputable roofer will convince you otherwise.
Here are just a few things that can go wrong with a roofing job that is not up to code:
- Dangerously high indoor temperature extremes
- Premature roof replacement
- Poor energy efficiency
- Risk for ice dams
- Higher chance of mold and mildew
Why being up to code with ventilation matters!
Without ventilation on your roof, your attic temperature would quickly exceed the outdoor temperature. If this happens, a host of problems can occur. Hot air in your attic wouldn’t escape, and cool air wouldn’t be able to enter. Your AC unit would naturally work overtime to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. But that’s not all. During the winter, melted snow on your roof would drip to the bottom of the roof, refreeze, and form dangerous ice dams that can damage your roof, gutters and interior walls. Mold and mildew would also naturally have the perfect environment to grow and spread.
Properly installed ventilation on your roof is just as important as a quality roof. The professional roofing contractors at MJT Roofing are your go-to specialists for all of this and more.
Call MJT Roofing today!
At MJT Roofing, we hop on your roof and provide a thorough inspection of anything that may have been damaged. If everything looks great, we’ll continue to check in periodically. If there is significant enough damage, we will walk you through the next few steps to get started on roof repair and replacement.
Over the next several weeks and months, we’ll continue to publish helpful content to our blog page so that MJT Roofing can be a go-to resource for you!