Computer-Designed Attic Ventilation Upgrades To
Better Protect The Roofs Of Ottawa Homes
Don’t Let Overheating And Excess Moisture
Shorten Your Roof’s Natural Lifespan
Once upon a time, Ottawa roofers treated attic ventilation as an afterthought. Today, we know better.
Proper attic ventilation is essential for extending the lifespan of your roof. Sadly, many modern roofers still don’t give ventilation enough attention. They will recommend venting based only on the area of your roof and ignore every other factor.
At Firon Roofing, we take pride in the quality of our roof systems, and ample ventilation is a big part of our success.
The Dangers Of Poor Attic Ventilation
Your roof’s surface temperature can reach beyond 60 degrees on a warm summer day. All that heat (and the humidity it creates) gets trapped in your attic space without proper attic ventilation.
This excessive heat buildup can break down your shingles, significantly shortening their lifespan. But the heat also makes it more difficult to cool your home, so your AC system is working overtime, raising your energy bills and increasing the chance that it, too, will fail earlier than it should.
Ventilation Is About More Than Roof Temperature
The humidity drawn into your attic is allowed to stay due to low airflow, allowing mould to form within the space. This then becomes a potential health issue for your whole family.
In extreme conditions, this extra moisture can damage the structural surfaces of your home. Since few homeowners visit their attics, these moist and mouldy conditions can become a huge problem before you even know they exist.
The last thing you want is to discover your roof is on its last legs, you have a serious mould problem, and there is real damage within the walls of your home.
Attic Venting Solutions For Everyone
We have access to multiple venting technologies, allowing us to match your venting needs with your sense of style and budget.
The gold standard of roof venting is the ridge vent. With a ridge vent, the area where two sections of roof meet in a ridge is left open to the air and covered with a vent that runs the entire length. These vents are virtually invisible from the ground, which is always desirable.
Unfortunately, installing one can be quite expensive if you don’t already have a ridge vent. If a ridge vent is a bigger expense than you want to take on, there are still plenty of options.
Power vents have become extremely popular. A single power vent can be rated to serve up to 111 square meters of roof surface. These vents are true powerhouses but are much more visible from the street than a ridge vent.
Many feel that only having to cut one hole for every 111 square meters of roof surface is worth the less subtle look.
Low-profile vents come in a variety of forms. Finding the best one to fit your home is easy enough, but it will require several low-profile vents to serve the average roof properly.
And, of course, more vents equals more holes. But those who want discreet vents consider the look a fair trade for the extra holes in their roof system.
No matter your situation or need, we have the venting system you want and the expertise needed to install it correctly for decades of trouble-free use.
Quality Ventilation Work – Guaranteed
Our computer-designed ventilation systems give Ottawa homeowners a roof that stays relatively cool in the summer and ensures that humidity levels never get too high in your attic. Few Ottawa roofing companies have anything that comes close to our software.
Every non-ridge-based vent we install is made of metal. The plastic systems available on the market can’t hold up against the sun for more than twenty years, so we refuse to use them.
Our venting systems usually give you trouble-free performance for the rest of your roof’s life. Plus, we use ice and water shield wherever needed, which is where most local roofers prefer to cut costs.
No more cracks from hail strikes.
No more invisible water leaks.
Just good old-fashioned craftsmanship backed by a full 10-year Workmanship Guarantee. You can’t get better peace of mind than that from anywhere besides Firon Roofing.
Don’t Let Roof Leaks Become Roof
Even small roof leaks can lead to major trouble. If you live or own property in the Greater Ottawa Area and are concerned about your shingled roof, don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us at Firon Roofing for a free quote for roof repair or replacement today.