Does your attic turn into a virtual boiler room during the summer? If so, the rest of your home is likely over-heating as well, which is uncomfortable for you and your family. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to cool down your attic, along with the rest of your house by extension.
Like siding installation, roof replacement or any other home remodeling project, there are a lot of factors to consider before you can build an outdoor deck. One such consideration is the construction of footings. Deck footing structures require a solid ground base, with proper drainage and a fairly deep frost line.
Researchers may have discovered an unintended benefit of solar panels. According to a 2011 study by students at the University of California at San Diego, solar panels can reduce the heating and cooling loads on your HVAC system by keeping your residential roofing system shielded from the sun’s heat.
Cape Cod-style architecture popularized the use of shingles and cedar shakes for roofing and siding. This classic look is one of the defining staples of Cape Cod homes, but for all its aesthetic advantages, it’s also one of the toughest styles to maintain. Wooden structures are prone to moisture-related damage and rotting, and they are more susceptible to wear and tear than synthetic materials.
A blistering roofing system is a sign of trouble. Asphalt shingles are prone to blistering when they are exposed to extreme heat from the sun and the attic underneath is not ventilated well enough to dissipate some of this heat. When minute amounts of water trapped between the granule layer and the mat evaporate, they produce bubbles underneath the surface that eventually turn into visible blisters.