Signs Your Roof Vents Need To Be Repaired Or Replaced

In addition to releasing excess moisture and humidity in your home, roof vents also help regulate the temperatures on your upper floor and can even reduce energy costs. Unfortunately, the roof vents can fail after years of exposure to the elements, and if the vents suffer damage, such as from excessive snow or a fallen tree, the roof vents can fail. Here are a few telltale signs that your roof vents need to be inspected and potentially repaired or replaced.

Damaged or Curled Roofing Shingles

When vents do not work properly because they are damaged or severely clogged, the heat inside your attic cannot escape through the vents. This can cause your attic to become extremely hot, and when the heat tries to escape through the roof, it can cause your asphalt shingles to melt and curl. Contact a roofing contractor if you notice several damaged and curled asphalt shingles and your home's attic is very hot.

The contractor can determine if there is severe damage to the roofing vents or if there is another reason why the shingles and damaged and your attic is hot, such as inadequate ventilation.

Rust On Metal Components Inside Your Home

One of the most unexpected ways to determine if your roofing vents are failing is to check the metal components throughout your home, including metal heating and plumbing. Also, check your metal roofing nails and the roof vents themselves. Significant rust often means that the heat and humidity from your home are not escaping through the roofing vents.

Once again, in addition to potential damage to the metal vents, the issue might be inadequate ventilation. This often means adding more vents to your roof, which should be done by a professional.

Insects and Other Pests Inside the Home

Your home is secure, and you cannot understand why mice, insects, and other pests are inside your home. You might be surprised to learn that these pests are entering your house through a damaged vent, or the pests are sneaking in through roof damage caused by faulty vents. In addition to calling a pest control agent, contact a roofing contractor.

The contractor can examine your vents for the presence of pests and determine if the issue is damaged roof vents. Unfortunately, in some cases, a pest might build a nest inside a damaged roof vent, leading to severe infestation.

From the presence of unwanted pests to damaged or curled shingles, there are several signs of damage to roofing vents. 

For more information, contact local roof repair contractors