Now that summer has arrived, ventilating your home is important. This is because poor ventilation can result in making your home too hot and uncomfortable and can even affect your home’s cooling loads. Thankfully, with the proper roof ventilation, you can easily avoid having a hot home and high energy bills this summer.
In this post, roofing experts from Patriot Roofing discuss the important components of roof ventilation that you should know about.
Soffit vents are one of your roof ventilation options and are fitted between the rafter tails. During the summer, soffits can help keep your home cool since they provide better airflow. They can also protect against moisture and ice buildup during the winter.
Baffles are usually paired with soffit vents and are also fitted between your rafters. They allow fresh air to enter your attic via the soffit vents without any interference from the insulation.
HVAC System Components
Your home’s HVAC system can also be integral for your roof’s ventilation. Just make sure that the ducts through the attic are sealed and aren’t compressing your attic’s insulation. Avoid venting bath fans into the attic or within three feet of your vented soffits as well for better performance.
Another way you can ventilation your roof is through the insulation. Make sure your attic has a barrier of insulation with the proper R-values for better ventilation. Install it correctly over and around the attic penetrations as well to prevent any hot air from entering your home. For assistance in proper roof ventilation, don’t hesitate to approach roof repair pros like Patriot Roofing.
Properly air sealing any protrusions in your roof can prevent unwanted air flow, excess heat, or even moisture from entering your attic and affecting your home.
Turn to Patriot Roofing for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of gutter installation and roof replacement services. Give us a call at (405) 217-0473 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Midwest City, OK, and other nearby areas.