It is hot outside… really hot. We know because we spend most of our day on roofs. You know it because you just got your energy bill. You left the windows open as long as you could but now it’s the middle of summer and that A/C is running non-stop. Have you noticed sections of your house that are cooler than others? We see this issue even when a home has a well maintained or brand new A/C unit. If this sounds familiar, your problem could very well be caused by a roof ventilationissue.

Understanding Roof Ventilation:

The next time you are walking in your neighborhood or out for a run, pay attention to your neighbors’ roofs. You may notice many different types of vents and fans that are utilized to circulate the air inside the roofs.  Improper roof ventilation is one of the most common roof issues homeowners face. We often see new homes with all sorts of different ventilation on their roof. “Hey the more ventilation the better right?” Not so fast…

In order to stay cool in the summer, as well as dry and warm in the winter, your roof needs good air flow. Your roof should have the proper type of exhaust AND adequate intake. All too often we see a home with ridge vent, power fans and box vents on the same roof. Often all those ventilation systems compete with each other causing more harm than good. Proper attic ventilation is critical for your home to operate efficiently.  Your roofing contractor should be evaluating your roof’s ventilation. This should be done during any repairs and during installation of a new roof.

“If I think I may have roof ventilation issues, what should I do?”

If you feel like you have issues with your roof’s ventilation, stop sacrificing comfort and wasting money on your energy bills.  Call Roof Authority today!  All Roof Authority estimates detail a plan to maximize the efficiency of airflow in your attic. Furthermore, we also specialize in evaluating your current ventilation profile and making the necessary repairs or upgrades to ensure you are getting the most from your home. Contact Roof Authority for a “no obligation” estimate today.

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