A foolproof roofing solution is made up of a number of parts, and all of the layers of a roof must be working in perfect harmony to protect the contents of the building. Something as simple as a broken vent can cause thousands of dollars in damage.
Possible roof vent repair is a necessary item on the checklist whenever we do maintenance. Why? A leaking roof can severely damage your home in a number of ways. Once the water seeps in from the outside, water can waterlog the wooden foundation, destroy the plaster of your ceiling, and cause mold and mildew to grow. Mold can cause potential health problems, as well as the potential to destroy anything that you may be storing in your attic.
We’re not trying to scare you. We’re just trying to stress the importance of a structurally sound roof. Every part needs to be in 100% working order for the whole.
The Purpose of a Roof Vent
If you take a look at your roof, you’ll probably see a number of vent pipes coming out of the surface. The main job of a vent pipe is to allow gases from the kitchen and the bathroom to properly and safely exit the home. A well-built roof is not just the ‘top’ of the house. A vent must be properly ventilated for air exhaust and intake to balance; otherwise, problems with moisture and temperature can significantly shorten the lifespan of your roof or attic. One example is the formation of ice dams, which can seriously damage your home when they break apart.