Roof Installation in Warwick, NY
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Roof Ventilation and Roof Replacement in Warwick, NY
One of the biggest reasons for moisture build-up or water damage in an attic is poor ventilation, because air flow is the vapors dry. What many homeowners may not know is that, aside from natural air flow, there’s also mechanical ventilation.
Two Types of Ventilation for Roof Replacement in Warwick, NY
The most common form of ventilation is natural, because it requires nothing except hot air. Heat rises and, when it does, it pushes out at ventilation points to circulate in cold air. This is known as the stack effect and it works well for most homes.
However, in some cases natural ventilation isn’t a feasible option for air flow and will require help to get hot air out. When that happens, power is given to a mechanical method of circulation.
While every home can’t use mechanical ventilation due to local codes, home construction, and the weather, 2 things are certain: The hot air leaving your home is referred to as exhaust and the cool air that replaces it is the intake.
Each needs a special vent to work properly, with exhaust going out of ridge vents as a frequent option. If you’ve had your roof worked on, you might have heard the term “ridge,” which is the apex of 2 points on your roof.
Ridge vents are installed at those points to avoid standing out, but they provide locations for the hot air to leave your attic and upstairs. Non-mechanical vents are roof and gable louvers, but there are also wind turbines and power ventilators that can go on the outside for exhaust.
The turbines need a strong source of wind to work, though, and power ventilators need power. The latter is used in low-plane areas without much wind while the former can be seen in higher areas, like the mountains.
One of the most-common questions homeowners ask is how many vents they need. There’s no definitive answer, but you need one for every 300 square footage of roof if you have a vapor barrier in place. Without one, you might want one every 150.
"Intake" and Roof Repalcement in Warwick, NY
The other side of exhaust, intake vents are also made to be less visible and bring in cool air with edge vents. The vents are located generally at the roof’s edges, hence the name, so that the hot air is pushed higher to the ridge vents.
Why Ventilation Matters with Roof Installation in Warwick, NY
There are some great reasons to properly ventilate your home, including longevity, lower electric bills, and better temperature controls inside the house. An added benefit is that they can help to hold the outside materials together.
One of the things no homeowner looks forward to is replacing their roof, because it’s expensive. Proper ridge vents will release hot air that, if it weren’t able to escape, would build up the internal temperatures and damage your roofing shingles from underneath.
That can cause the shingles to weaken or fall off, but another way that ventilation helps is in colder climates. When ice forms on your roof and melts from the heat inside your home, it pools at the bottom of your roof where it freezes again. This effect is called ice damming.
While a build-up of heat affects the shingles, ice damming can affect the entire structure of your roof which endangers your household. With better air circulation, your roof will remain intact for longer periods of time.
Reduced Utility Costs with Roof Installation in Warwick, NY
This one may seem self-explanatory, but the short version is that poor ventilation will contain the hot air more. That, in turn, puts more work on your AC unit and increases electricity usage. By releasing it and bringing in cool air, your AC isn’t needed as much.
Ventilation can also be responsible for rooms feeling hotter or colder than the thermostat says, because they circulate the air or heat that your AC unit is pumping out. By providing better air flow to your attic, it helps your home from the top-down.
Residential Shingle Experts
Shingles are the most common roofing material, and we are the experts. We focus primarily on using materials by GAF and Owens Corning, the two most recognizable names in the roofing business. We won’t get into all of the technical jargon about different types of shingles, but we do want to provide a quick overview the manufacturers we work with:
Owens Corning: They’ve been around since 1935, so almost a century! This company really has developed a high level of expertise when it comes to manufacturing shingles, and their products come with warranties as long as 50 years.
GAF: An even older company, you can bet that GAF is the top company in the industry. No other company has vetted their products to the extent of GAF. Warranties range from 10-50 years.
Other Manufacturers: If it’s our choice, we’ll go with Owens Corning or GAF every time. But, we do understand that our customers may have their own preferred choice. Let us know and we’ll work with you. Call today for a quick, free, no obligation inspection!
Roof Installation & Insurance
Your homeowner’s insurance policy will probably pay for your roof replacement. We’re always amazed by people who never even think to contact their agent when they are getting a roof installed. So, be sure to contact the insurance company and see how your policy can help pay for a portion of your roof installation.
We know you won’t enjoy cutting through all of the red tape the insurance company puts in your way. That’s not a big deal for you, though, when you work with Xterior Pro Roof and Siding. We help file the paperwork so you’ll get the most out of your policy.
Whether your roofing issue seems minor or major, get in touch with us right away. The sooner you get a professional inspection completed the more likely it is the insurance company will help pay for your project.
Roof Installation Financing
We bet you never thought about living through the joy of paying for a new roof. But, you can be certain you’ll be happy to have worked with us. We not only provide excellent customer service, but also help you find financing options if you need them.
We work with a third party financing provider that offers low monthly payments. This allows you to get your roof replaced even if you don’t have a bunch of cash set aside. Call us and we can go over the pre-application process. When the banks compete for your business, you win.
Call us now to learn more about financing your roofing project – including 0% / 36 month options for well qualified applicants!
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