Roof ventilation is a passive system. This means there is no engine circulating air through the vents. Instead, this type of venting pulls hotter air into your attic, where it naturally rises up to the roof’s peak. Then, it escapes outside through your roof’s ridge vents. In addition, soffit vents underneath the eaves of your home enhance the ventilation power of your ridge vents.
A properly ventilated roof really helps us out during the brutally hot Texas summers. If your roof ventilation is lacking, the hot outside air can easily accumulate in your attic without an effective way to escape. This puts extra stress on your air conditioning system.
On the other hand, good attic and roof ventilation will not only keep your home nice and cool, it will lower your utility bills and add life to your air conditioning units. Moreover, this same ventilation cycle partners with your attic insulation when we have a rare ice storm in Texas. These two work together to protect your roof from the harmful cycle of melting and refreezing of moisture that can cause ice dams along your eaves.
A poorly insulated attic is one in which the insulation has compacted or settled, or the insulation is decayed, moldy, or simply outdated. This means that around 40% of your home’s conditioned air could be escaping through your attic. When it comes to your energy bills, that’s a tremendous impact.
At Titan Roofing, we install blown-in attic insulation made of a glass fiber material that is moisture, mold, and fungus resistant. This material consists of a network of tiny air pockets throughout tangled strands of fiberglass. These air pockets trap rising heat, which minimizes heat gain in the warmer months and heat loss in the colder ones.
Our insulation installation process is quick, easy, and optimized for minimal handling. From beginning to end, we will target the insulation exactly where it needs to be and wrap up the job within four hours. Because the insulation expands only within the machine, there’s no fuss or muss about it. Furthermore, the material is proven to be safe and reliable.
There is little cost difference between traditional and blown insulation. In addition, blown insulation fills seams, gaps, and crannies more thoroughly. We customize the thickness of the material to guarantee the best R-value, which is the capacity to resist heat flow. If you meet the minimum R-value for your state, you may qualify for a tax rebate.
Three Basic Types of Passive Roof Ventilation
Ridge vents fit into the sides of your roof’s ridge(s). Hot air that accumulates in the attic escapes via these vents as outside air is drawn into the attic by way of soffit vents.
Soffit vents are perforated coverings under your roof’s eaves. They work in conjunction with ridge vents to keep hot air from accumulating in your attic.
Gable venting is an older ventilation system still found on many homes. However, gable vents can interrupt air flow between ridge vents and soffit vents.