Summer is now here and it’s likely that your home is going to get uncomfortable due to the heat. One of the reasons for that happens to be your attic. This can spell out bad news for your home, not just because it can cause your energy bills to spike up but also because the overheated attic can bake and deteriorate your shingles. Thankfully, it is possible to avoid a hot attic this summer.
In this post, roofing company Kroll Construction discusses the various methods you can apply to cool your hot attic down this summer.
Better Attic Insulation
Proper attic insulation is one of the key methods to cooling down your attic this summer. This is because you can prevent too much heat from ever entering your attic and consequently, your living area. Such an event can cause your air conditioner to work harder and cause your energy bills to spike up. To offset this, insulation with an R-factor of at least 19 should be installed in your attic.
Passive vents can create a natural airflow that will allow excess heat to escape from your attic and prevent it from ever entering your living space. These passive vents include gable, soffit and ridge vents which are installed on your roofing system.
Lighter Shingle Colors
Most roofing companies recommend lighter shingles over darker colored shingles to prevent your roof from absorbing too much heat into your attic. Alternatively, if a shingle replacement isn’t an option for you, you can always have a professional apply roof coating to make the surface reflect the sunlight instead of absorbing it and making your home hot and uncomfortable.
Attic fans can also help you cool your attic down for the summer since it removes hot air from the attic. This is because they’re better at circulating air and eliminating the excess heat that can seep into your living space. With attic fans, you can easily save up to 30% on your cooling costs for the summer.
Make your search for roofing companies easier by turning to Kroll Construction. We are the leading provider of attic insulation and window replacement services. Give us a call at (844) 688-9632 or fill out our contact form to get a written estimate. We serve homeowners in Detroit and other nearby areas in the state of Michigan.