You don’t have to live in Calgary for even one full winter before you start doing everything you can to keep your home warm.
You fill cracks and gaps in your windows and doors. You seal them with weather-stripping or caulk. Then you insulate. While you’re at it, you make sure to ventilate your attic so that moisture doesn’t develop. If it does, it could lead to leaks and mold.
This strategy makes good, logical sense – as long as you remember that it’s just as crucial to ventilate your home during the summer. This is a task that Calgary’s most trusted roofing company, Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors, can undertake on your behalf before summer arrives.
Ventilation by Hubbard Roofing strives for balance
The concept of ventilation is actually quite straightforward. It’s basically about achieving a balance between warm and cool air so that your home can “breathe” properly. It’s similar to learning how to dress in several light layers of clothing during the winter instead of wearing one oppressively heavy sweater. You want to feel warm, but you don’t want to sweat, either – and neither does your home.
Ventilation during the summer is crucial so that the warm air that naturally rises to the attic is purged. If it’s not, the trapped air can heat your attic like an oven (literally – to nearly 200 degrees). This is when Hubbard Roofing crews have seen some real trouble begin, including:
- The premature deterioration of your roofing materials.
- The overheating of the rest of your home since the air will eventually fall through the attic ceiling and walls.
- Higher electricity and air conditioner maintenance bills since your air conditioner will run longer to keep your home cool.
- A buildup of airborne contaminants, which usually intensify the longer your windows remain closed.
Ventilation by Hubbard Roofing to the rescue
An attic that is ventilated with intake and exhaust vents prevents these problems. And this is where balance comes into play: exhaust vents are installed near the roof’s peak while intake vents are installed in the soffit/overhang, or close to the lowest edge of the roof.
This installation plan encourages dry, cool air to enter the attic while displacing warm air from inside the attic. Achieving an exact 50-50 balance between intake and exhaust vents can be elusive. But the skilled team at Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors – with three generations of experience – can come close. And this means restoring comfort and air equilibrium to your home.
Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors has been delighting Calgary homeowners with our work since 1985. We can do the same for you – and your attic – when you warm up to the idea of attic ventilation and call us for a consultation.