Trying to save money this winter? Drumroll, please! All Colorado Homeowners should be investing in attic ventilation systems. The newest technology cuts costs and has many other benefits.
What is Attic Ventilation?
Attic Ventilation Systems are based on one core concept: that hot air rises.
Using two types of vents, attic ventilation systems are able to rotate cool and warm air. Intake vents, under the eaves of your roof, pull in cool fresh air. Exhaust vents, near your roof’s peak, allow hot air to escape.
Why does all of this matter?
Well, a sealed attic can spell catastrophe for your roof.
The excessive heat and trapped moisture affect your shingles, your utility bill, and your roof when it’s covered in snow.
Trapped heat and water drastically shorten the life of your shingles, leading to untimely repairs and sometimes a new roof altogether. The trapped heat impacts your home’s ability to cool and warm itself, leading to stress on your furnace and rising costs. Lastly, the heat trapped within sealed attics can create roof-damaging ice dams that can cause leaks.
How Does Attic Ventilation Save Me Money?
Attic ventilation systems make for consistent heating and cooling. With consistency, Colorado homeowners are able to save money!
Think about it like this:
Imagine how much harder your cooling systems would have to work if your attic was allowed to hit temperatures of 120 degrees (common in the summer) due to the sun beaming down on your roof?
Attic ventilation in Colorado means that your home is able to more efficiently heat and cool your home, since neither hot nor cold air is trapped in your attic.
Are There Other Benefits of Upgrading My Attic Ventilation?
Reduced energy costs aren’t the only benefit of upgrading your attic ventilation system. In the winter, snow piles up on your roof. Effective attic ventilation reduces snow build-up and the formation of roof-damaging ice dams.
If you’re a Colorado resident, you’ve seen snow piled feet high on rooftops. This is often due to poor attic ventilation. With an upgraded system, your roof won’t have to work as hard in the winter. Plus, the chances of snow causing any damages to your roof, or leaks, will be greatly reduced.
How Can Columbine Roofing Help?
Our experienced residential roofing team is here to help you improve your attic ventilation system. Again and again, our family-owned business has proven that we put homeowners first. When it comes to attic ventilation, our team is here for you.
Whether you want new attic vents or are in need of new attic insulation, our team is here. We’ll inspect your roof and make recommendations based on your needs and budget. From there, we can install an improved attic ventilation system that will save you money and frustration!
Call for an Estimate!
Interested in learning more about attic ventilation for your Colorado home. Reach out to us! You can request an estimate or call us at (720) 487-9086.