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Lower Your Energy Bills With Adequate Roofing Ventilation

Are you looking for ways to keep your energy bills low during the summer months? You usually end up paying higher energy bills during this time of the year because of how often you use your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable. But with proper roof ventilation, you can keep your home naturally cooler, and you won’t have to rely on your air conditioner as much! 

How Do My Roofing Vents Work?

Like many homes, your attic gets very hot during summer. This is because the hot air rises from the lower floors, and, with your home’s insulation, it doesn’t seep back into your interiors. Instead, it accumulates in your attic, but it doesn’t dissipate immediately even if you have enough insulation. To ensure that the hot air properly exits your attic, you need to have a good roof ventilation system. 

Roof ventilation facilitates proper air circulation in your attic. This works by having both air intake and exhaust vents installed to generate a natural airflow through your attic. This means that the intake vents let in the cool air, and warm air is pushed out through the exhaust vents. Intake vents are typically installed in the soffits, with the fascia protecting them along with the underside of your roof from any insects or debris from damaging the eaves. The exhaust vents are installed on the roof’s ridges or the top peaks of your roof.

What Happens if I Don’t Have Adequate Ventilation?

If you don’t have enough intake and exhaust vents installed, you’ll end up using your HVAC system more often to keep your home cool. This means you’ll consume more energy, which leads to higher energy bills. You also shouldn’t rely too much on your cooling systems to reduce the heat because it may lead to a premature breakdown. Talk to your trusted roofing company to have your roofing ventilation inspected.

It also helps to install attic fans that help suck out the hot air. Whole-home fans and attic ventilation fans are two of the most commonly available, and they each provide proper airflow in your attic. They also don’t consume as much energy as your HVAC system would, but make sure that they’re installed professionally so that they can properly suck in the cool air and blow out the hot air.

If you need a trusted professional to check whether you have adequate roof vents installed, don’t hesitate to hire Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc.! Call us at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. Ask us for free roof estimates today!