Your Lake Forest Park Roofing Contractor
A new roof represents a major investment in your home and only a qualified Lake Forest Park roofers should be considered if the job is to be done properly, completed on time and last a long time. Lake Forest Park roofs are designed and built for proper ventilation. You simply cannot over-estimate its importance. What happens when a roof doesn’t have proper ventilation? Improper ventilation allows formation of condensation, moisture accumulation, and damage to the roof deck and, eventually, to the stability of the roof. Improper roof ventilation can also affect the health of your family.
The industry standard for roof ventilation to provide 1 square foot of intake ventilation and 1 square foot of exhaust or outflow ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic space, provided the area is insulated with a vapor barrier. If the area is insulated without a vapor barrier, the requirement doubles.
Proper ventilation of the roof and attic of a home achieves several important functions:
- It makes the attic space cooler
- It makes the home more energy efficient
- It prevents condensation and accumulation of moisture on the inside of the roof deck, and prevents rotting of the roof deck
- It reduces the risk of fire
Start from the function, roof functions as cover that protect the living creature that is living in the certain building. It keeps these living creatures from many things, such as from the consequence of weather. If people live in tropical climate, they tend to choose the type of it that can protect you from sunlight, wind and water in rainy season. The material chosen is different with in subtropical and cool climate. Therefore, the climate has huge influence in choosing it.
There are some kinds of roof design that can be alternative for you in applying it such as gable, hip, gambrel, and mansard, also flat and shed. The architecture of these types is the most popular. Looked from efficiency in the cost, gable roof is the most efficient between others. Therefore, the design also becomes one of considerations for people in choosing the type of cover for their house.
No roof lasts eternally though the installation is perfect. Some elements like sun, rain, hail and wind can reduce the resistance of the roof, therefore it must be replaced. The performance is one of important thing should be noted. Such as by painting, it can increase the performance of your roof. Placing of some devices that are usually placed surrounded the roof, such as the pipe, satellite or skylight also must consider the condition of the roof. The last, check the condition of your roof regularly to prevent any damages broke your roof.
If you are looking for a professional Seattle roofing contractor, then call us today at 425-290-7827 or complete our online request form.