Maintaining the structure of commercial buildings can be quite complex, with a lot of factors to consider. One in particular is your commercial roof and making sure it is properly ventilated. Proper ventilation will help prolong the integrity, longevity, and efficiency of the roof.
But first, what is ventilation? Vents allow hot air and moisture to breathe out while keeping cold air in. When the seasons change, that same ventilation system prevents harsh wintery air from overpowering the warm indoors. There are different types of ventilation systems. Some systems are static while others are powered.
There are many benefits to proper roof ventilation, and here are a few we want you to know:
1. Control Temperature & Maintain Energy Efficiency
Proper roof ventilation can help regulate the interior temperature of a commercial building, which reduces the need for mechanical cooling systems. The result is energy savings. By expelling hot air in the summer and helping to maintain a consistent temperature in the winter, proper ventilation contributes to overall energy efficiency.
2. Improve Roof Warranty Coverage
Some roofing material warranties may require proper roof ventilation as a condition for warranty coverage. Failing to meet these requirements could void warranty protection.
3. Comply with Building Codes
Many building codes and regulations require proper roof ventilation to ensure the safety and well-being of occupants. Compliance with these codes is essential to avoid potential legal and insurance issues.
4. Extend Roof Lifespan
Excessive heat and moisture can accelerate the deterioration of roofing materials, causing them to deteriorate prematurely. Roof ventilation can help extend the lifespan of the roof by maintaining more stable conditions.
5. Manage Moisture
Proper ventilation helps prevent moisture buildup in the roof assembly. Excess moisture can lead to mold growth, rot, and deterioration of roofing materials, potentially causing structural damage.
6. Prevent Ice Dams
In colder climates, roof ventilation can help prevent the formation of ice dams, which can cause water infiltration and damage to the roof and interior of the building.
Commercial roof ventilation is essential for maintaining a healthy and functional roofing system, not to mention it contributes to overall cost savings for commercial property owners.
If you’re not sure if your commercial roof is properly ventilated, we can help! Contact ASI today to schedule your commercial roof inspection. Our experienced team will conduct a thorough inspection to determine the condition of your commercial roofing system.