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By ABC Roofing, Mar 10 2020 05:58PM

Ventilation is highly important for the health of your home. It's what allows your home to breathe. Attic insulation and ventilation work together as a team.


The most common mistake during an attic insulation install is usually the soffit vents being covered, therefore clogging or blocking air-flow (pictured). This will cause you major problems down the road.


What happens if my soffit vents get clogged?


Lack of ventilation in your attic causes condensation on your roof's decking (pictured)- this will eventually lead to the wood warping and decrease the life of your roof.


This can also cause damage inside your home which is often mistaken for a roof leak but it's actually due to lack of proper ventilation. Condensation will eventually lead to water stains on your ceilings.


If your soffit vents are blocked they can't do their job. Moisture from condensation could lead to issues with mold and mildew in your attic and on the insulation itself, which could cause health problems.


When installing attic insulation on your own, it's important to research proper techniques to prevent causing yourself bigger issues in the future.


We hope you found this imformation helpful. Call us for more information!


Clogged Soffit Vents-Improperly Installed Attic Insulation
Clogged Soffit Vents-Improperly Installed Attic Insulation

By ABC Roofing, Mar 10 2020 04:40PM

Have you noticed rasied shingles on your roof? This is most likely due to nail pops.



What Are Nail Pops?


Nail pops occur when the nail works its way out of the roof decking. They cause the shingle to lift up (pictured), making it easier for wind to blow shingles off the roof.


What Causes Nail Pops?


> Bad roof ventilation and/or lack of attic insulation

> Rotted or warped roof decking

> Improper or angled nailing

> Deteriorated caulking


Nail pops can also be caused by both internal and external factors. Externally, heating and cooling of the roofing material can cause a nail to eventually work its way out. Similarly, internal factors- typically improper attic insulation and ventillation, can cause the same affect by warpng the roof decking, forcing the nail out.


Aside from increasing your chances of wind tearing shingles off of the roof, nail pops can also be the cause of a roof leak. These typically start as small, slow leaks, but have the capacity to be a source of water damage.


How to Fix Nail Pops:


Depending on the severity of the nail pop and any shingle damage tht was caused, they can usually be nailed back down and caulked over to provide a temporary fix. The warranty for this type of repair is usually 30 days.


If the damage is greater, it may require a larger repair which may involve removing and replacing damaged shingles and any bad roof decking.


We reccommend annual roof maintenance where a qualified roofing contractor comes out, walks the roof and addresses nail pops before they become a bigger issue. Roof maintenance packages also include caulking of all roof protrusions and replacing a certain amount of missing shingles.


Just like your car, your roof requires general maintenance. When you're out in the yard, take a few minutes to look up at your roof. If you notice missing or raised shingels, call your local roofing contractor for a roof inspection. It's cheaper to have someone perform annual roof maintenance than to end up paying for damage caused by nail pops or missing shingles due to a lack of general maintenance.


 

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