roof ventilation

How To Keep Your Home Cooler In The Summer

 

Turbines are old technology

 

Today let’s talk about ventilation. We recently replaced a roof and when we did, we removed the turbines. Why would we do that? We did it because there are some better ways to ventilate your roof and attic space. 

In this roof we cut some new intake vents, using IntakePro vents. Then on the top of this roof, we also put in a ridge vent. When you have a ridge vent, air doesn’t just come into your house through a small hole. It comes in all across the ridge of your roof and down to the soffits in the flat part of your roof. What this does is it maximizes your roof ventilation. You always want more intake ventilation (air coming in) than exhaust ventilation (air going out). 

 

How To Cool Your Attic

 

Our premium ventilation roof has intake vents with a ridge vent across the top. This means there will no longer be hot, humid air sitting in the attic. All of that will be pushed out into the atmosphere. This kind of ventilation means you won’t have to worry about your rafters heating and expanding. You won’t have to worry so much about wood rot and damage to your rafters—did you know that heat and humidity can damage your rafters? It can actually cause them to split!

 

Why You Shouldn’t Mix Ridge Vents and Turbines

 

Any time you have work done on your roof ventilation you want to make sure that your roofer isn’t mixing ridge vents with wind turbines. If you mix them you create a negative effect like a vacuum inside your attic. This will actually decrease the ventilation in your attic. You want to make sure that if they’re putting a ridge vent in your roof that there aren’t any other vents nearby that can interact with the ridge vent. 

 

What You Need To Do To Ensure Your Home Has Proper Ventilation

 

Many houses in this area are under-ventilated. We want to make sure your roof has proper ventilation to give you a great attic space that will last a long time. Give us a call and we can talk to you about your roof ventilation and how to make it better or our hot and humid Texas weather!