McKinney, TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
Prime Roofing, a leading roofing contractor in the Dallas area, recently offered key tips for consumers to help them avoid one of the most common attic ventilation mistakes. Industry research proves that a ridge vent with external baffles combined with soffit vents under the eaves, is the most energy efficient system on the market.
Although many homeowners purchase a ridge vent in an effort to make their homes more energy efficient, they often wonder why they still don't experience the benefits of a ridge vent. The most common reason is that the company that installed the ridge ventilation system failed to first remove the existing static vent prior to installation. One of the most potentially troublesome attic ventilation mistakes is having two different types of exhaust vents for one attic.
"This is called short-circuiting the attic ventilation system," said Dean Torres, owner of Prime Roofing. "Air always follows the path of least resistance. If you leave the static vent in, the ridge vent at the peak of your roof could pull its source of intake air from the static vent instead of from the soffit vents, the intake vents under the eaves."
Exhaust vents are not designed to be intake vents. Not only will this cause inadequate ventilation for the lower part of an attic, but if air is entering an exhaust vent, it often brings in rain, snow and debris with it. "Never mix two types of exhaust vents in one attic," suggested Mr. Torres. "Always stick with one system to maximize the energy efficiency that system provides and to prevent moisture and debris from entering the attic."
Prime Roofing is committed to providing superior customer service and high quality roofing installation by manufacturer trained installers. For complete information about attic ventilation systems and all Prime Roofing services, visit their website at http://www.primeroofingconstructiondfw.com. To schedule a non-binding proposal or a personal appointment, call (214) 960-1381.
About the company:
Prime Roofing is a traditional operation that has used its long-term experience to the benefit of its customers. They have built warm, comfortable, weatherized homes for many customers thanks to the work of their roofing and construction specialists.
Prime Roofing company consists exclusively of qualified roofers and carpenters. They continually train their roofers so that they can offer you the latest technologies and materials. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.primeroofingconstructiondfw.com.