An improperly sealed vent is another source of a roof leak that can be remedied, but there can be a bigger problem resulting from poor ventilation. Improper installation of attic vents may cause an intake of moisture during storms with wind driven rain or snow. The soffit vents and roof vents are supposed to work together in balance. There are times while roofing in Denver that we see a poor design in which roof vents are installed without soffit vents. This causes the roof vents that were designed to exhaust air to inadvertently draw air, rain and snow into the attic space. The ventilation system properly designed will have intake vents at the lowest part of the roof and exhaust vents at the highest part of the roof. One of the solutions when we find this arrangement is to remove the roof vents or have a handyman install soffit vents. We have been called out to homes where the architectural design of the roof prevents any ventilation. This can have disastrous results and an engineer would need to be consulted. While we are a licensed roofing contractor, we’re not engineers or architects. We can safely say that poor ventilation is a serious problem and will often lead to premature failure of a roof system.
Furnace Vents can have issues over time, but a licensed HVAC contractor is the person to call for issues with Type B Furnace vents. Colorado Springs roofing contractors are not allowed to work on these.