Do you have any idea if your home is considered to have good ventilation? Wondering if you would have any idea if it didn’t? Read on to get a sense of what goes into proper ventilation for a home, and most importantly, what on the roof and in the attic matters toward this end.
Keep It Cool with Proper Ventilation
Anyone would be able to tell you that it’s important to keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, not just anyone would be able to tell you much of what goes into these efforts. A big part of that is working to ensure that there is good ventilation throughout the house, particularly where it counts.
“Poor airflow often contributes to substantially higher energy bills during the summer when hot attic air transfers to the living spaces.” This is only one of the many reasons to check yourself, or with the aid of a professional, as to whether or not your situation is one that could be improved upon. More than that, badly-ventilated areas can also suffer damage as hot air damages roofing materials, or when snow melts, freezes, and creates dangerous ice dams.
The installation of venting features can help to make a big difference on this front. “An experienced roofing contractor knows that you also need to properly seal and insulate your attic to completely separate your conditioned spaces with attic air.” There are a lot of products on the market that can help you to prevent damage as a result of poor ventilation, so ask for recommendations and shop around before making a purchase and having one installed.
If you’re still unsure about what changes to make in your current setup, then simply have a contractor visit and look over your roofing system, attic, and exterior features. He or she has likely had a number of experiences in this area and will be able to help you come to a decision. For a company that you can trust with this and any other tasks, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.