Is Your Roof Properly Ventilated? 🤔

 If you want your roof to last for years to come, proper ventilation is critical. Understanding a few causes of a roof that isn't ventilated properly could prolong the life of your roof! Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has would like to share with you a few signs that your roof may not be properly ventilated. Read on to learn more! 


#1 Damp or Moldy Rafters and Ceiling Joists

One of the most noticeable signs is the presence of condensation, mold, and mildew in the attic. Under cold weather conditions, the moisture in the warm air from inside your home will condense on the underside of the roof deck, leading to mold growth and the rapid deterioration of the wood decking under your roof. Inspect the rafters and ceiling joists for moisture and any signs of mold or mildew. 

#2 Rusty Metal Fasteners

Fasteners include screws, nails, or bolts. When your attic is filled with excess moisture from improper ventilation, these fasteners can easily become rusted. When those get rusty and loose, you could experience shingle loss. The moisture caused by condensation inside your attic can also lead to rust on things like plumbing, heating, and venting duct straps. 

#3 Ice Dams on Your Roof

During the winter months, improper ventilation can lead to ice dams on your roof. This is where snow melts on your roof and then freezes again at the edge of the roof or in the gutters, prevent the proper flow of water off the roof. The main cause of this roofing issue is an excessively warm attic.



#4 Matted or Flattened Insulation

When excessive moisture starts to collect in your attic, it penetrates the insulation first. If you notice that your insulation looks clumped or flattened, it's likely from moisture. To inspect the situation further, put on a respirator, separate a few batts of insulation, and look for mold inside. Mold tends to grow when it's warmer so this issue may become more noticeable in the spring and early summer. 


Contact Above & Beyond Roofing for a FREE Roof Inspection! 

Still unsure if your roof is properly ventilated? Contact our professional team for a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks! We will complete a detailed inspection that can help detect possible roofing issues early. We are locally owned and operated and ready to help you with all your roof questions and needs! Give us a call to schedule your roof inspection! 


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