The attic plays a crucial role in the durability and overall performance of your roofing system, so you’ll want to take this space into account as you go about your summer maintenance checklist. Determine if your attic is maintaining a cool and consistent temperature this season. And, if it’s not, then act promptly to make sure it does.
1. Consider having electric ventilators and attic fans installed. When overlooked, the excessive heat and moisture in your attic space can rise and bake the asphalt shingles on your roof. This leads the roofing materials to age prematurely, which in turn, compromises their weather protection. To keep your attic cool and your asphalt shingles intact, you should consider investing in electric ventilators and attic fans that expel the hot air in the space.
2. Try adding more passive attic vents. These refer to gable, soffit and ridge vents that create openings in your roof to let heat and moisture escape from the attic. But before adding them to the space, you’ll want to consult a premier residential roofing company like Berry Roofing & Solar. Our professional crew will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your attic and determine the right number of passive vents to install in your space.
3. Get better attic insulation. Increased attic temperatures can encourage the growth of mold and rot, which can weaken the wood elements of your roof structure. Eventually, this becomes a huge safety risk. To better stop heat from finding its way into the attic in the first place, it might be time to upgrade your current insulation. This way, the heat coming through your roof from the outside – or the heating energy generated by your home’s HVAC unit – won’t leak into the attic.
Aside from professional roof replacement, Berry Roofing & Solar can also handle your roof repair and maintenance needs. Expect only a safe and worry-free process when you choose us to handle your roofing project. We proudly serve the areas in and around Riverside and Fontana, CA. Call us today at (951) 905-5116, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We’d love to hear from you!