Atlanta Roofing – Going Green With Better Materials
Since the turn of the century, more and more Atlanta Roofing Contractors are doing their duty by “going green” to cut energy costs and save our planet. When looking at the many ways to save money on power bills, and become better stewards of the Earth, the market is shifting towards using different materials when building roofs.
In this day and age, it’s more important than ever to work with a company who understands the latest roofing techniques such as Ridge vents. This is just one way homeowners are improving their existing roofs. By installing these ridge vents, you can save you up to 30% on your monthly energy expenses. It’s best to have your roofing specialist install a ridge vents at the peak of the structure. A good technique is to cut the plywood and leave a three to four inch gap, where actual ridge vent is installed. This tiny addition will not be visible from the street, yet it allows for hot air to escape from the attic keeping you interior temperature more consistent.
The actual function of these vents is to help lower the roof structures temperature as well as in the attic and in the living space below. By installing ridge vents, in addition to rotating turbine vents, you can prolong the life span of the roofing materials used to build your property such as asphalt shingles and plywood sheathing. Lastly, well-built ridge vents help to circulate the air and prevent excessive moisture collection.
People researching the best way to build their newer greener roofs may wonder if an attic fan works better than these natural vents installed by Atlanta Roofers. These ridge vents provide more continuous vent, and pushes hot attic air out which is then replaced with cooler outside air drawn in through the holes. By simply allowing convection to do the work, there is no longer a need for an attic fan to pump hot air out.