As we covered in the last few blogs, roof ventilation IS a big deal. Issues can result if there isn’t significant airflow in the attic to maintain a constant temperature, i.e. shingles warping and premature deterioration. Not to mention how it can reflect on the budget when it’s time to pay the power bill.
When a roofing contractor comes to your home and actually does an attic inspection (you might be surprised at how many don’t) find out why it’s important and what they are looking for. They are the experts about the various roofing ventilation systems, pros and cons of each, and also the which one works best for the specific roof design on your home.
Fortunately, the hottest days of summer are behind us this year. It was a grueling one, especially for the roofers having to endure the heat each day working outside! Take a look at the Throwback Thursday blog, starring Adrian Banks, in a Daily Press article from 10 years ago and how, still now, the same methods for dealing with the summer heat still apply.
Hot enough out there for you? Adrian can tell you it is! 10 years ago he was captured on this roof, enduring the same summer scorching heat as he still does today.
If the attic has a proper ventilation system, it allows a continual flow of outside air through the attic, protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping to lower temperatures in the living space. This helps reduce the load on your air conditioner by moving hot air out of your attic.
In a past blog, we discussed the importance of attic ventilation for your home. Proper ventilation serves two main purposes: in the summer it allows hot air that has collected at the roof deck to escape out of the attic, and in the winter it thins and removes moist air before it can lead to damage. Here are the reasons ventilation matters in every season.
The Roofing Company holds a reputation in the Hampton Roads area for strictly following manufacturer’s guidelines. Inspecting an attic for proper ventilation is followed just a seriously as any physical work performed. Therefore, the best options recommended to a homeowner are based on standards set by two manufacturers they support; Air Vent & GAF.