Moisture in your home generates, thats a fact of life. We release moisture into the air every time we breath, talk even sleep.Its the same as wearing glasses and having a mask on. It’s an product of everyday living. Add cooking or showers to this and then you will understand why a well vented roof is needed, especially in cities and towns.
Close you bathroom window and run a warm shower it’s easy to see the visible effects of condensation in our bathroom or kitchen. When warm moisture hits the cold surfaces of windows and radiators and forms drops of water, it’s harder to keep track of the final destination of all that other vapour we so regularly release.
Learn how moisture is created: Moist air rises and travels upwards, rising through floors and ceillings until it reaches the roof space, here the warm air and cooler air meets. This is where the effects of condensation can be most damaging. Causing damp and mould to form, to potentially rotting the timber that holds the roof together.
How can roof ventilation help when dealing with condensation?
All roofs should have some form of roof ventilation in place to prevent warm air condensing in the attic space. The most popular roof ventilation systems are simple to install, it is to have soffit vents providing cool air into the attic from a just above wallplate level, another strategy is a tile vent or even ridge vent at a higher level for the warm stale air to escape quickly without causing much damage.
This way the vent removes the damp air that has risen and creates movement of air in the attic, helping to prevent damage and mould forming on the ceiling and stopping rotting in the rafters and joists.
Hint: Get into the habit of opening up your windows to allow air circulating in your home to remove a lot of the moist air at source.
Call us at iroofing for advise or a quote if you feel you need a venting system installed. Call us on 01 513 6149