Summer can cause your utility bills to skyrocket. After all, it’s a dry and hot season so you’ll have to crank up your air conditioner just so you can be comfortable. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t save on your cooling bills this summer. In fact, a well-ventilated attic can also help you accomplish that.
Keeps Cooling Costs Low
Once summer starts, hot air can steadily make its way into your attic, and a poorly ventilated attic can keep it trapped there. The unventilated air can slowly enter your living space and cause your AC and fans to work harder than normal. This can cause your energy bills to spike up and cost you more than you expect. On the other hand, having a roofer help you keep your attic well-ventilated will allow you to avoid all that and keep your cooling costs low for the rest of the season.
A poorly ventilated attic can cause condensation, which can damage your roofing system in return. Apart from that, it can also encourage mold and mildew growth in your home and cause hazards to your household member’s health. A well-ventilated attic can help you avoid all those since the moisture-filled hot air will be removed from your home and prevent any unexpected costs due to damage to your roofing system.
How to Achieve a Well-Ventilated Attic
Just because your attic is poorly ventilated, it doesn’t mean you have to get your roofing system replaced. Instead, consider having a professional add attic vents to your home. You can choose between two common types of attic vents. The first are power vents, which has a fan inside it to help remove moisture and hot air from your attic. You can even opt for an advanced power vent so it’ll immediately turn on once it detects humidity.
If power vents aren’t for you, on the other hand, you can always opt for a ridge vent instead. Ridge vents sit along your roof’s horizontal ledges and can prevent hot and cool spots in your attic. This creates a better cooling effect that can further lower your home’s cooling costs.
Turn to WABO Roofing for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of roof repair and siding installation services. Give us a call at (832) 304-2800, or fill out our contact form to get a free inspection. We serve homeowners in Cypress, Houston and other nearby areas in Texas.