Attic Ventilation

“Optimizing attic ventilation is one of the least expensive and most effective ways to reduce energy costs in a home.”–Richard, owner

Dallas Roof ReplacementA Texas summer can prematurely deteriorate your shingles, so have the All Pro Roofing experts install ventilation aids. Proper ventilation cools your attic, lowers your energy costs, and extends the life of your roof.  Fresh air keeps your attic cooler and, in turn, keeps your home cooler. During the winter months, the ventilation also prevents condensation in the attic that causes wood rotting.

The All Pro Family carries a full line of attic ventilation products including durable, high-performance venting systems. Let us make your home more comfortable today!

 

Types of ventilation:

Ridge Vent

Ridge vents run along the ridgeline of your roof and allow the rising hot air to exit your attic. When the ridgeline of the roof is open, the flow of air traveling through the attic is evenly spread across the underside of the decking. The natural rising of hot air causes the air to flow out, reducing the temperature of the decking. Dallas Roof Repair

Electric Power & Solar Power Fans

Electric motors turn a fan which is controlled by a thermostat.  This pulls hot air out of your attic.  PRO: These are very effective in reducing the attic temperature.   CON: At some point the motor will burn out and need to be replaced.

Passive Roof Vents—Round & Low Profile

The most common way to provide attic ventilation is through “passive” roof vents.  These can be small (12 in. x 12 in.) box vents or larger round (mushroom) vents.  The natural rising action of hot air pulls cooler air into the attic through soffit vents that are under the eaves of the house.  The cooling cycle is complete as the warmer air exits the attic through the passive vents which are near the peak of the roof.

Wind Turbines

These spin to pull out hot air in the warm months and moist air during the cold months. Wind turbines only use wind and pressure differences for their power sources. PRO: They offer energy savings and a low up-front cost. CON: During the hottest part of the summer there is very little wind and at some point the bearings in the turbines may wear out and start making a squeaking noise.