When spring rolls around in Indianapolis and snow begins to melt, we at Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services, Inc. get many service calls about leaking roofs. Homeowners notice moisture in their homes or attics, and the immediate assumption is that it’s a roofing leak. However, poor attic ventilation may be the culprit.
Here are the basics on attic ventilation: If you go up in your attic, you should be able to see multiple attic vents leading to the roof. During the colder months, these vents serve as a way for moist, warm air to rise and escape outside. Warm air that cannot get out often becomes a house moisture issue, allowing mold or mildew to grow inside your home or causing roof damage or ice dams.
Spotting the difference between a roofing leak and bad attic ventilation may not always be obvious at first glance. All you see is water on your attic floor or gathering around the vents. To assess the issue and develop a proper response, you want an experienced roofer and home improvement specialist to come take a look.
When you contact Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services, Inc., our roofing experts come to your aid by checking attic ventilation as well as your roof. We will make sure the vents are working properly and look for any blockages. Our roofing contractors will also check for signs of ice dams or other winter-weather damages. From there, we will give you a full run-down on the source of the moisture and suggest a plan of action.
From improving attic ventilation and making roof repairs to water damage restoration, Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services, Inc. is the Indianapolis home improvement company to call at 317-848-7634. We have served many satisfied customers in the greater Indy area, including Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Noblesville, and Zionsville.