Attic climate plays a critical role in keeping your roof in top shape. An attic that gets too hot could fry your roofing system from the inside, damaging its surface material. When your indoor climate gets out of control, you’ll also end up with soaring energy bills.
At Arry’s Roofing, most of the homeowners we encounter find roofing ventilation and insulation principles to be a bit of a head-scratcher. To demystify these subjects, we want to answer the most frequently asked questions below.
Why Does Good Attic Ventilation Matter?
Proper ventilation balances the air inside and outside your attic. If your attic doesn’t expel excessive heat efficiently, the accumulation of moisture will spell the beginning of the end of your roof. Trapped moist air will dampen the wood deck, sucking its strength slowly but surely. The condensation will set the stage for mold growth too.
Improving your attic’s air circulation is imperative. You can’t stop your home from producing moist air, but you can vent it to the outside with the right equipment.
What Is the Most Efficient Way to Ventilate My Attic?
At Arry’s Roofing, we’re one of the few roofers that offer Attic Breeze, a solar-powered ventilation system that outperforms other common units, such as whirlybird turbines. It is resistant to weather and operates silently—but the best part is that its solar fans don’t wait for your attic to overheat. Instead, it starts creating drafts the second it catches sunlight.
Why Is Good Attic Insulation Paramount?
As with other parts of your home, attic insulation regulates your indoor climate. It prevents unwanted heat loss to keep your HVAC system from having to work too hard to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. In other words, poor attic insulation leads to unnecessarily high utility costs.
What Is the Best Type of Insulation?
The industry has no shortage of products, but experienced roofing contractors recommend fiberglass or cellulose blow-in insulation. Compared with standard rolls of insulation, this solution delivers superior thermal resistance. Plus, blowing it into the attic requires fewer steps, which is ideal for older homes.
Do you have more roofing questions? Call Arry’s Roofing now at (727) 938-9565 today. Let us discuss your needs in Tarpon Springs and East Lake, FL.