Did you know that a badly ventilated roof can create a lot of problems? No matter if you own a flat-roofed building (elastomeric membrane, for example) or a sloped-roof building (asphalt shingles), know that a a deficient ventilation of your roofing can cost you a lot! At AP Toitures Et Fils Inc., we will inform you of the importance of an optimal roofing ventilation, which will give you some considerable savings.
How can roof ventilation make you save?
A badly-ventilated roof inevitably brings the following problems :
- Heat losses in winter
- Overheating in summer
- High condensation
- Excessive humidity
- Inefficiency of isolation
- Ice accumulation
- Water infiltration
Inversely, when ventilation is adequate, not only does the coating last longer, but it allow considerable savings on heating an air conditioning costs. Remember, the smaller your energy losses are, the smaller your costs!
Roof ventilation: a requirement from the National Building Code of Canada to protect your health. The National Building Code is a reference document containing all Canadian standards concerning technical dispositions when constructing new buildings or renovating existing ones, such as roof ventilation norms. As such, the NBC reminds us that a bad roof ventilation can affect the integrity of your building, deteriorate interior air quality and affect your health. Indeed, an insufficient ventilation can cause problems like:
- Respiratory problems
- Dry eye
The solution to ventilate your roof: the static ventilator The static ventilator is the perfect solution to ventilate your roof. Designed for flat and sloped roofs, the static ventilator does not consume energy: it utilizes wind force and air pressure to create a chimney effect and thus exchange the air continuously. The result: the well-ventilated attic allows a better comfort inside the house as well as energy savings.
At AP Toitures Et Fils Inc., we take care to check your roof ventilation before installing a new coating. To know more about our professional roof ventilation services, call us!