3 Ways to Keep Your Attic Cool This Summer

Your attic space is integral to the life and performance of your roofing system. That’s why this component is always taken into account when a roof needs work – be it repair or replacement. The attic, however, is prone to heat buildup, especially during the summer. You’ll want to make sure it remains cool this season to keep your roof in top condition. 

 

1. Have electric ventilators and attic fans installed. When not dealt with quickly, the heat and moisture building up in your attic in summer can rise up and damage the asphalt shingles on the roof. This causes premature deterioration in the roofing material, compromising its weather performance. But here’s a simple way to keep your attic cool: install electric ventilators and attic fans that help get rid of hot air inside the space.

2. Add passive attic vents in the space. These include gable, soffit and ridge vents that provide openings in the roof so heat and moisture can escape from the attic. Before adding them to your attic, make sure to consult a trusted roof construction company like WABO Roofing. We’ll perform a thorough inspection of your attic and determine the efficient number of passive vents to install into the space. If you want to add an alternative, more effective attic ventilation system, we can help you with that as well.

3. Invest in better attic insulation. Did you know that heat buildup in the attic can also encourage mold and rot? To prevent heat from finding its way into the attic in the first place, you can have better insulation installed. It blocks the heat coming off your living space so the attic can remain cooler. 

Aside from replacement windows installation and other exterior home improvements, WABO Roofing can also handle all your roofing needs. Expect only a safe and worry-free experience when you work with us. We serve Houston and Pearland, TX, plus the nearby areas. Call us today at (855) 557-6634, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.

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