Though it may be happening behind the scenes, ventilation is one of the most important aspects of the construction industry. The sentiment “out of sight out of mind “ doesn’t hold  when it comes to your home's ventilation because it plays a prominent role in being comfortable, safe, and healthy in your house! Here are just a few reasons that ventilation is so important:

Energy Consumption: 

     Proper ventilation installation is one of the most important aspects of ensuring your home runs efficiently and cost-effectively. Making certain that your ventilation is installed correctly will help save on your electricity bill and aid in your home becoming more “green friendly”. Without properly installed ventilation, hot air that rises in the summer and hot months will sit trapped in your attic resulting in your house failing to cool down properly. Correct ventilation installation will effectively pull air from the lowest point of the roof and exhaust air through the highest point of your roof, which leads to your house being cooled down safely and cost-effectively. If this is not being done, your air conditioning will utilize more energy to work to cool down your house and drive up your energy bill- all because of your ventilation!

Prolonging the life of your roof: 

     If your roof does not have proper ventilation, you might be doing it a major disservice! Proper ventilation is crucial to keeping your roof healthy and increasing the lifespan of your shingles. Without properly installed ventilation, hot air will rise to the home's attic and become trapped with no place to go. The lack of ventilation will result in the hot air cracking the shingles placed on your roof and leading to the shortening of the life of your roof. 

     Additionally, during the cold Illinois winters, humidity generated by you and your loved ones can rise to the attic and get trapped if ventilation is not installed properly. This phenomenon can result in the snow on the roof melting and refreezing near your eaves causing ice dams. The presence of ice dams on a roof can damage the integrity and lifespan of your shingles resulting in the loosening of shingles, the tearing off of gutters, and much more. Ensuring the prevention of ice dams is another crucial aspect of proper ventilation installation!

Preventing mold and mildew growth: 

     The presence of hot and humid air in both the winter and summer that has no means to escape commonly results in the growth of mold and mildew in the home. The combination of humidity and trapped hot air creates an environment that promotes fungus growth. It is important for homeowners to be aware of the potential of mold growth in their homes, as it could have negative health effects on them and their loved ones. Making certain that your home is properly ventilated can make a drastic difference in your and your family's health!

     Here at TTLC, we make certain that each roof that we install is meticulously inspected to ensure proper ventilation. We understand the trust it takes to embark on your home improvement journey with us, and that trust is something we do not take lightly. With a team of skilled professionals, we are committed to creating environments and projects that foster safety, efficiency, and the well-being of our clients.