3 Tips to improve roof ventilation

The most popular type of home roof ventilation in Nevada and most of America is passive vertical ventilation. This does not use anything mechanical and relies solely on convection to release hot air and pull cooler outside air into the house.

Roof ventilation is important because hot air carries water vapor.

Types of roof ventilation and their benefits

In a previous post, we discussed the signs that you need better roof ventilation for your Nevada home. Here, we’ll take a look at ventilation methods, the most common vent options available for each method, and how they may be what you need for your roof.

4 Signs you need better roof ventilation

There are many things that we just don’t give a second thought to. One of those things is our roofs. If these look gorgeous on the outside and aren’t leaking on the inside, then we’re good. Heck, most people aren’t even aware that roofs are built to let hot air escape and let cool air in.

7 Tips for proper roof cleaning

If crowns of monarchs are polished regularly, then surely the crown of your Nevada home — your roof — would need continual cleaning, too.

You might think that Mother Nature uses the rain and wind to do the roof cleaning for you, and you would be partially correct. However, it is also the wind that brings detritus, such as leaves and spores from algae and moss, onto your roof, and it is the rain that triggers spore germination and fosters growth.

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Want more natural light in your home? Install solar tubing

Compared to the light from LED bulbs and fluorescent lamps, natural light makes Nevada homes feel cozier. In fact, during the winter, exposure to sunlight prevents people from suffering seasonal affective disorder. And when we’re treated to sunshine, our skin synthesizes vitamin D — a vitamin that keeps our immune system in good shape — from cholesterol.

4 Things that can shorten the life span of your roof

The life span of your roof is not a given. Proper maintenance can spell the difference between a roof that lasts decades in Nevada’s extreme weather versus a roof that requires frequent repairs and replacements. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the things that can directly damage your roof, tarnish its beauty, and necessitate costly repairs.

Flat roof materials: What are your options?

Flat roofs are incredibly common in industrial buildings such as factories as well as multilevel residential and commercial buildings. This is because flat roofs are relatively easy to install and maintain, and they last for a considerably long time.

When your flat roof has reached the end of its life, the number of options regarding what you’ll need to do about it can be overwhelming.