Proper ventilation is the key to extending the life of your roof. If the ventilation in your attic is insufficient during cold weather, ice will gather at the edge of your roof and damage the underlying structure, while also creating problems with excessive moisture that often leads to the growth of mold when the weather gets warmer. The professional roofing contractors at R2 Roof Guys can install turbine ventilators that will help balance the airflow distribution in your attic, and help lower your air-conditioning and heating costs.
How Does a Turbine Ventilator Work?
We like to install turbine ventilators at the highest peak on your roof so that heat escapes from your attic, and cooler air flows through your house. Turbine ventilators are naturally powered by outside air, and can work even if there is only a breeze blowing. Air helps to spin the turbine vanes, which draws out hot, moist air and helps to regulate the temperature in your attic.
What Are Some Advantages of Turbine Ventilators In Garland?
Installing a turbine ventilator can help homes in Garland and the Dallas Metro area in several ways, including
Balances temperatures in your attic and provides energy savings
Doesn’t require a power source to operate, which helps the environment
Draws excess humidity from the attic
Keeps roof shingles from being damaged by excessive heat
Seals attic from leaks during inclement weather
Turbine ventilators are known as passive ventilation systems, which means that they are powered by air and wind instead of electricity or some other source of power. As a result, they make less noise, and they are gentle on the environment, because they don’t release any emissions. Aluminum turbine ventilators are especially durable, because they are rust-resistant.
Turbine ventilators are not only energy efficient, but they also save you money because they don’t have any operating costs. They also don’t have any maintenance costs, and their rounded appearance enhances the overall appearance of your roof.
The Benefits of Proper Roof Ventilation in Garland
You’ve probably heard that roof ventilation is important, but you may not know exactly why that’s true, or what benefits ventilation provides for your roof. As roofing contractors serving Garland and the greater Dallas area, we want to make sure you have all the facts so that you can make a well-informed decision about installing turbine ventilators.
Some of the benefits of proper roof ventilation include:
Helps Roofs Last Longer
In cold weather, proper roof ventilation helps prevent ice on the roof from melting and then freezing again at the edge of the roof, a circumstance known as an ‘ice dam.’ Ventilation helps heat flow away from under the roof, preventing snow from melting. In warm weather, proper roof ventilation allows hot and warm air to escape your attic, increasing your energy efficiency, and helping to naturally cool your house so that your air-cooling unit doesn’t have to work quite as hard.
Things like humidity and rainfall cause excess moisture in the attic. Moisture that gathers in your attic can damage the underlying structure of your roof, and cause the growth of mold. Proper ventilation allows air to flow in and out of your attic and reduces moisture levels.
Balances Air Flow
When your roof is properly ventilated, the amount of air that flows into your attic, and the amount of hot air that flows out is equalized, which means that there is no build-up of moist or stagnant air that can eventually damage your roof.
Why DIY Installation Is a Risk?
We know there's a lot of DIY sites out there that promise to show you how to install your own turbine ventilators, but one wrong move means that your attic and your roof won't get the benefits we've just discussed.
Professional roof contractors understand how to properly install more than one ventilator and the exact placement of multiple ventilators. They also understand how to precisely cut into decking, and how to cut individual shingles to make room for the ventilators.
And last but certainly not least, professional roofers understand how important it is to measure accurately to ensure that the ventilator can be properly installed through the hole that's been drilled in the roof. That also includes making sure that there is proper insulation around the ventilator.
Professional Installation Is Just a Phone Call Away
Without proper installation, turbine ventilators will not operate to peak capacity, robbing you of the advantages that we have already discussed. At R2 Roof Guys, we have spent decades refining our installation methods, and by using high-quality materials, we ensure that our customers are satisfied with every job we complete.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of installing turbine ventilators, please call the roofing experts of R2 Roof Guys at 214-405-4396 to schedule a consultation. Our Garland roofing company would be happy to offer you a free estimate.