Knowing that your electricity bill increased, you will probably think that it is due to excessive usage. One of the factors why that situation occurs is due to roofing installation failure. Having a proper attic ventilation keeps your home cool during summer and warm during winter. These vents protect your roofing from breaking and gutter from creating ice dams.
The attic ventilation is not just a design when it comes to roofing installation. All roofs need to have this in order to prolong the lifespan of shingles. Here are some of the factors to make your house have properly installed vents.
Selecting the right type of vents
There are two types of vents: intake and exhaust vents. The intake vent is what you can see under your roofing which is sometimes called as attic ventilation. The exhaust vent, on the other hand, can be seen and installed on the roof. The power attic and soffit are examples of intake vent while the ridge, box, and wind turbines are under the exhaust vent.
During summer, a good ventilation serves as an outlet for the heat to release. In choosing the right vent, there are some guidelines you need to consider. One of them is the price but price does not matter. What matters is the quality of ventilation that will be used for your house.
Making sure that the ventilation is working prohibits the air from getting trapped. The ventilation you need to choose must also support the needs of your house. In selecting the right type of vents, you need to consider the durability and the quality of the product.
Passed required length
The length of the vent should also be considered in order to achieve the exact amount of air you house needed. According to Principles of Attic Ventilation, the total net free ventilating area shall not be less than 1 to 150 of the area of the space ventilated. In addition to that, a minimum of a 1-inch (25.4 mm) space shall be provided between the insulation and the roof sheathing at the location of the vent.
Installed by experts in roofing
There are multiples ways to install the ventilation. Doing it on your own might end up as a mess. For example, a professional roofer will choose the ground-mounted horizontal units as the vent to be installed. This is because of the reason that its features are less risk of roof leaks and easier to maintain.
When the roof vents are incorrectly installed, it can cause other kinds of damages. Instead of being energy-efficient, it might go the wrong way. There are some instances that rather than preventing your roofing from damage, which is caused by condensation.
Providing the best ventilation for your home not only maintains the coolness of your home. This is one of the reasons why your roofing last and in good shape. These vents prevent the algae from forming to the shingles. Any type of roofing materials will last longer than its actual lifespan if when the vents were installed properly.