Colorado Springs Roofing: Article About Attic and Roof Relationship
The attic and roof are not just separate entities attached to each other, but actually form a conjoined system to regulate interior temperatures and protect against moisture infiltration. When a Colorado Springs roofing professional inspects a property, they must take both of these components into consideration during possible repairs and renovations. From black mold growths to attic condensation, the roof and attic must be inspected simultaneously to clear any problems from the home.
When a home is in a snow-prone region, roofers must be sure of proper attic ventilation to prevent ice damming. Ice accumulating at the roof's edge because of melting snow across the rooftop means the attic is simply too warm. Contractors survey the attic for ventilation pathways. They may add ventilation as necessary to change the attic's heat accumulation. With a cool attic, snow cannot melt and form damaging ice dams which can lead to leaking roofs.
In contrast to winter, the roof also plays a part in heat regulation during summer. Specialized shingles actually reflect ultraviolet rays. This sunlight component is where all the heat resides. Because the roof isn't heating up as much as it could with older shingles, the attic remains cooler. A cool attic translates to a more comfortable interior. Residents will subsequently reduce their heating and cooling costs over the years as the roof remains strong with preventive maintenance.
A roofing contractor from Avalanche roofing & Exteriors of Colorado Springs can answer any question about water damage restoration or interior painting.
The underside of the roof deck serves as a perfect surface for attic insulation. Because most attics aren't used for livable spaces, they can get away with having no insulation. Insulation installed by either a roll-on method or sprayed in, on both the roof underside and attic floor, contributes to a more comfortable living environment. Insulation regulates temperature inside the property by keeping the interior at a comfortable temperature throughout the year and reduces attic condensation tendencies and ice damming possibilities simultaneously.
Insulation is normally a bright pink color, making any growths in the attic obvious to homeowners and contractors. Mold growing on insulation is not normal and must be removed and replaced. Mold growth indicates a steady leak, and it is strongly recommended that the roof be inspected. A leak that may have been overlooked otherwise is found and repaired to stop mold growth and any other water damage.
Try to keep the attic entryway clear for professionals when they visit. A clear pathway to the attic allows the inspectors to clearly see if any problems are beginning to form. Even a small water-damaged area can grow into a big problem when neglected.