Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 by Michael Fortenberry
We often care about our attic whenever winter comes. After all, proper insulation will ensure your roofing system and your home won’t suffer heat loss. This time of the year, however, is just as important. As the summer heat rises, you’d want to make sure your attic is well-ventilated so that warm air rising from your interior to the attic can be directed outside.
Fortenberry Roofing Co., one of the top roofing and insulation companies in the local area, shares ways you can keep your attic cool this summer.
An attic fan comes in two types: one that is mounted on the roof and another that is mounted on the wall. The former is set to your roof, though you may need to cut into it during installation. The latter, meanwhile, is fitted into a gable wall and can also be used in place of an existing gable vent. Either type helps remove hot air inside the attic. Contact a professional if you are not sure which one to choose or how to go about the installation.
When an electric attic fan is not an option, consider installing passive vents, particularly the ridge and soffit types. Ridge vents are placed at the peak of the roof, creating a space for heat to escape the attic. Soffit vents, which are located lower in the home’s eaves, draw in cooler air, pushing the hot air inside the attic up through the ridge vent. Roof replacement and repair pros can be of help to ensure these important roof components are installed.
There are two choices of insulation to consider: loose fill or batt. Both can be added in uninsulated attics or added over existing material. Loose-fill insulation, which is packed in bags and blown using a machine, is best if your attic has irregular or nonstandard joist spacing. Batts or blanket insulation, which is packaged in rolls, works if your uninsulated attic has enough headroom to maneuver during installation.
Turn to Fortenberry Roofing Co. for your roof insulation needs. When you reach out to us, our pros can perform an inspection on your attic with no charge and no obligation. We are also one of the leading roofing and siding companies to consider if you want to improve your home’s curb appeal and performance.
Call 1-806-385-6761 or fill out our contact form to request a free no-obligation quote. We serve residents of Morton and Abernathy, TX.
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