Quality Roofing in Tampa
Insulation & Ventilation
Your attic is the first place you should look to get an air right seal in your home. The way a house works, heat travels up through your ceiling throughout the winter and can escape through the roof if the attic is not properly sealed. On the flip side, in the summer time an attic will take in a lot of heat from the sun beating down on the roof. If not properly insulated, that heat can seep in to your home and heat up your house, which is obviously not ideal in the summer. A properly insulated and sealed attic will ultimately lower your energy bills. Blown-in attic insulation is the best way to do this. It is easy to install and insulates very well.
People would probably be surprised to know how many of their homes are losing energy thanks to lack of proper insulation levels. Adding blown in insulation to your attic floor is one the more efficient and effective ways to remedy this problem. You can install it directly over already existing insulation.
The other factor to seem at is your roof ventilation. Proper airflow is important to the longevity of your roof and it can also diminish the amount of electricity you use to heat your home. There are a few ways to properly ventilate your roof or attack. Tampa Roofers can come in and inspect your roof system to figure out what the best way to get proper airflow going would be. Often times a lot of this has to do with the actual structure of your attic as well as heat and wetness that may set in from condensation which could then become mold or decay if not ventilated properly.
We can provide many different types of affordable attic ventilation to add-on during roof installation. Most homes in North America don’t have proper attic ventilation to begin with because contractors cut costs when they were building the roof. Attic temperatures in the summer months can reach swelteringly highh temperatures, that heat then radiates down through the home and it’s not a fun time for anyone.
A poorly ventilated attic can cause:
- Higher energy costs for cooling
- Uncomfortable living accommodations
- Cracking, deformation and rot of wood roof
- decking and framing
- Shortening the lifetime of your shingles