Just as it is with all extreme weather conditions, excessive heat from the sun can cause problems for your roof. Heat can actually speed up the deterioration of your roof, causing damage to the insulation and support structures. It can also cause your roof’s flashing to expand and break and your shingles to shrink and crack, which could cause leaks and expose your attic to sunlight and damage any valuable items you may have stored there. An overheated attic can also make the rest of your home feel warmer, forcing your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature — and increasing your energy bills.
How Proper Ventilation Helps
You can protect your roof from the detrimental effects of extreme heat by circulating the air in your attic. Proper ventilation helps keep heat and condensation from building up under your roof and your HVAC system will work more efficiently when hot air is removed.
Protect Your Roof with Solar Attic Fans
A great way to protect your roof and keep your attic cool is to install a solar attic fan. Solar attic fans are ductless units that are reliable, durable, eco-friendly, and virtually maintenance free. They use the power of the sun to ventilate warm, humid air up and out of your attic, which could prolong the life of your roof and help you save money on your energy bills. At Byers, we proudly offer and install solar attic fans manufactured by Solatube®. For over 25 years, Solatube has been providing innovative, environmentally safe solutions for homes throughout the nation.
To learn more about the solar attic fans and other Solatube products we offer, contact Byers today. One of our associates will be glad to schedule a consultation and tell you about our financing options available for qualifying homeowners.