If your attic is just an uninhabitable space that you don’t use, then there’s a big chance that you’ve neglected it at some point. This isn’t really something to worry about, although you may already notice that your home feels a bit hotter than it should, even with your HVAC system running. If that’s the case, then it’s likely due to your attic accumulating heat while being unable to dissipate it properly. If this isn’t addressed immediately, then you may have to spend for a more costly roof replacement later on.
Your attic can accumulate heat much faster during hot summer days, which can affect your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Barth Roofing Company, Inc. weighs in on how this can be avoided.
How Your Attic Keeps Your Home Cool
The attic of your home is there to give access to your roof’s inner structure for inspection and maintenance. Most building codes actually require an attic to be accessible, but they’re usually uninhabitable because it lacks the basic amenities such as floors, insulation and windows.
Any professional roofing company knows that attics are also required by code to be passively ventilated to the outdoors, meaning outside air is encouraged to flow through the attic freely. With our help, we’ll properly design your attic so that fresh air will move in efficiently and keep your home cool during summer.
Cooling Your Attic During Summer
One of the easiest ways to cool off your attic during summer is by maximizing its passive ventilation. Knowing where to install the vents is also important; you’ll need as much square footage at the vent of your roof’s apex as at the eaves’ perimeter.
You can also have mechanical fans installed on your attic to exhaust hot air much faster. Just make sure you have enough incoming airflow vents; otherwise, you’ll create a negative pressure on your attic that will suck in the air-conditioned air out of your living space.
When you’re looking online for a “roofer near me”, there’s one company in the area that you can trust. Call Barth Roofing Company, Inc. today at (209) 833-9917 or fill out our convenient online request form.