Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Summerville SC Roofers
When it comes to replacing the roof on your home, the number one term that should be on the minds of any do-it-yourselfer is longevity. The goal is to install a roof that is going to stand the test of time. In view of the difficulty involved in installing a roof, many individuals have opted to have a Summerville roofing contractor do the work for them. However, other homeowners have felt that they were up to the challenge and have decided to install or replace the roof on their home themselves. If you are one of these intrepid go-getters, you may be asking yourself, “what are some things that I can do in order to improve the longevity of my home?”
It is essential to first identify factors that could damage the roof and the possessions in your home. These factors are moisture, heat and ice. One of the primary weapons that a do-it-yourselfer has when installing a roof that will stand up against these challenges is properly installing ridge vents. Ridge vents are designed to provide ventilation for the roof. It allows hot and moist air to escape from the attic area in the home. Installing ridge vents will not only protect the roof and the possessions in your attic, but it will also decrease the amount of money spent on energy costs.
The Federal Housing Authority requires the installation of ridge vents or attic ventilation.