Let’s talk about a HOT attic. The brutally hot days of summer are here! And believe it or not, the function of your roof has a lot to do with how you cool your house. Hot days can mean temperatures of over 160°F in your attic space. It is important to realize that attic ventilation allows for a continuous flow of air through your attic space, alleviating heat build-up. It is imperative to . . .
ensure that the intake of air is equalized with the air exhaust. Properly functioning eaves and soffits need to coordinate with the roof ridge vent (at the top of your roof) or attic ventilation vent. What happens when there is not equalization? Air conditioners work overtime trying to cool the house because of the inevitable heat intake into the home through the insulation and ceilings.
A little upkeep on the roof goes a long way! For more specific information about prevention and resolution, feel free to give JB Roofing Systems a call.