The attic above your head is more than just a place to store boxes upon boxes of old stuff. It is an integral part of your roofing system and for you to get the most out of it, it is important to ensure its proper ventilation. Not only does it help in your roof’s long-term performance, but also helps you incur energy savings along the way.
CQ Construction & Roofing, your local residential roofing company, discusses how a well-ventilated attic can help you save money, especially this summer season.
The Importance of Ventilation
To further understand the money-saving benefits of attic ventilation, it is worth noting its importance first. The placement of ventilation, especially at the ridge and soffit, allows the entry of fresh air in the attic space and the exit of stale air to the outside. Air circulation happens, keeping the whole space at the right levels of temperature and humidity, regardless if it is summer.
The intake and exhaust must help bring in and out the same amount of airflow to ensure balanced ventilation. Without these, hot air cannot escape, leaving stagnant air at the bottom of the attic. New roof construction pros like us take this into consideration when building roofing systems.
Better Comfort, More Savings
Warm air in an unventilated attic will find its way to the living spaces below, resulting in uncomfortable indoors. With this, you keep your AC unit or your fan on to beat the summer heat while inside your home. This, however, results in an increase in energy consumption, leading to higher energy bills.
With proper attic ventilation, you can’t expect this to happen. With air circulation around your roofing system, your indoors remain comfortable. More importantly, you save more because you don’t rely too much on your AC unit or fan to keep everything cool.
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