Attic Ventilation Richardson | Attic Ventilation Richardson, TX
When the majority of homeowners think about their roof, they generally think of a structure designed to keep wind and rain outside of the home. The truth is a more complicated than just a wind and rain protector. A good roof, in Richardson, does much more. A good roof will allow some air to cycle through, typically from the lowest point to the highest for the hot air producing summer days. In fact, the lack of suitable ventilation can be detrimental to the roof and its structure, by causing deterioration and leaks.
During the winter, a suitably ventilated roof is less likely to develop hot patches that can cause uneven ice melting. During the summer months, a roof that can’t suitably breathe traps super-heated, causing damage to the structure from within. Attic Ventilation, in Richardson homes, keeps the roof from aging prematurely and helps decrease utility bills. If heat does not escape through the system it will transfer into the living areas. Suitable attic ventilation directly reduces the utility costs, for Richardson residents. The basics of attic ventilation include a combination of vents and an attic fan. The soffit vents are generally located beneath the eaves, whereas other vents are generally found at the very top of the gables. They are designed so air can enter, while not allowing in rain or other precipitation. Attic fans expel moist, warm air before it can collect in the attic. The system generally works well, but problems come up when the attic is not completely sealed off from the living area. Unsuitable sealing of the attic can cause undesired drafts in the home and energy loss.
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Suitable ventilation can effectively double the life of a roof and prevent common problems. Every attic should be inspected for leaks and to make sure that the system is working correctly. Efficient Home Solutions has a team of technicians trained in state of the art home efficiency techniques. Our ongoing training keeps us abreast of new technology and changes in suggestions. We can conduct a full attic ventilation audit focused on efficiency and dependability. We will provide you with a full list of reliable suggestions including if your home has the suitable number of vents and if they are located as recommended.
After inspecting many homes over the years, our technicians have found many items that can obstruct air flow or create insufficient air intake in your Richardson home. To help, we have pulled together a short list of the more common issues:
- Unsuitable installation of soffit vent baffles.
- Interior exhaust ducts venting into the attic space. Exhaust ducts, such as bathroom fans or clothes dryers, should vent to the outside.
- Non-existent or too few soffit vents to provide adequate air intake. The ideal situation is to have soffit vents
uninterruptedly running down the entire length of the eave.
- Obstructed soffit vents by paint, debris or insulation, generally inside the eaves thus impeding air flow.
- None, or too few, working power ventilators.
- Ridge vents installed with other existing attic vents.
To solve these problems, we have choice products for you to choose from. The number of each will depend on your Richardson home and its unique design. The products or the number thereof, will be different for your home than any other. Efficient Home Solutions technicians understand this and will help in providing the best suggestions based on our audit.
- Gable Ventilation
- Solar Powered Attic Fans
- Crawl Space Ventilation Fans
- Soffit Ventilation
- Ridge Vents
- Electric Powered Fans
- Roof Ventilation
Contact Efficient Home Solutions today at (972)441-2309 or submit the form to the right.