WASHINGTON D.C. — The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA) latest whiteboard video outlines the components to a properly functioning attic ventilation system and the many ways it benefits a roof, such as protection against shingle deterioration and roof system damage.

“How Does Proper Attic Ventilation Protect my Roof?” (see video below) highlights how a balanced system of intake and exhaust results in a continuous flow of air in an unconditioned attic, helping to reduce heat and moisture buildup year-round and prolong the life of the roofing system.

Proper attic ventilation can assist in reducing energy consumption, and preventing mold, mildew and wood rot. Additionally, it can help prevent ice dams, which can cause leaking and costly damage to shingles, gutters, insulation and the whole roof system.

Tim McQuillen, ARMA’s director of technical services and a 25-year industry veteran, said the video is designed to educate about “proper attic ventilation and why it’s important,” and how to recognize potential problems.

In addition to the one below, additional ARMA videos may be found on the organization’s website at https://asphaltroofing.org/resources/video-library/