The summer can be one of the most uncomfortable seasons of the year to experience due to how hot and uncomfortable it can get. However, as a homeowner, you have a responsibility to ensure that your attic remains cool for the rest of the season. Otherwise, you may experience a few problems with your roof and your home’s comfort levels in the near future. But how exactly does one cool down their attics?
Insulate the Attic
One way you can cool down your attic this summer is by installing the proper insulation materials in your attic. As much as possible, install an insulation material that has an R-factor of at least 19. That way, you can prevent hot attic air from seeping into your living space and heating it up.
Install Electric Ventilators and Attic Fans
Alternatively, you can also have your attic insulation expert install electric ventilators and attic fans in your home to remove the hot air from your attic. To accomplish this, simply turn their thermostats to the recommended preset temperature of 100 to 110 degrees, and let the fans and ventilators handle the cooling of your attic.
Install Passive Vents
Finally, you can also consider installing passive ventilation on your attic to cool it down. You can do this by installing a gable, soffit and ridge vents in your roof to allow hot air to escape your attic. This can help cool your attic down significantly and keep your roof in top form at the same time.
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