Protect Your Roof, Prevent Mold & Enjoy A More Comfortable Home With Solar Ventilation
What’s so important about having proper attic ventilation when your attic isn’t a living space or a storage space? Even if you don’t use your attic for storage or a living space and don’t have to worry about the heat damaging your belongings, proper ventilation can make a big difference for your home, your comfort, and your wallet.
Here are the top two reasons to have solar ventilation installed in your attic:
#1 Prevents moisture issues
During the winter, your solar powered attic fan can remove the cold air in your attic and prevent condensation and moisture issues. What causes moisture and condensation?
As we all know, hot air rises. During the winter, when you’re running the heat to warm your home, some of that heat makes its way up into the attic and meets with the cooler air inside. This meeting of air is what causes condensation and moisture to form — and that moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth and wood rot in the attic and other areas of your home.
You can eliminate these damaging, health-threatening moisture problems, protect your home, and keep your living space at a more comfortable temperature (without relying so heavily on the thermostat) simply by having solar ventilation installed.
#2 Prevents heat-damaged shingles
In the summer time, it can get really hot up there in the attic. Solar fans can remove that hot, stagnant air and prevent your attic from radiating heat into your home. As a result, you won’t have to crank your AC all summer long in order to maintain a cool, comfortable environment. But there’s another reason you want that hot air out…
As temperatures rise, the attic can become a bit like a hot oven, essentially cooking your shingles and causing them to curl and break. As a result, the life of your roof could be cut short, and you could find yourself budgeting for a new roof much sooner than you would need to otherwise.
Why Choose Solar-Powered Ventilation Over An Electric-Powered Fan?
Attic ventilation is important, but why choose a solar-powered attic fan rather than a fan that runs on electricity? The biggest reason is savings! By opting for solar-powered ventilation, you can reduce your energy costs and save money, and you won’t have to worry about running wiring up into the attic. That means you’ll also save money on installation.
Here are some other great reasons to go solar:
- The fans are inexpensive and running them won’t cost you a dime.
- These fans are incredibly quiet.
- They make it easy and cost-effective to maintain a cooler home in the summer and prevent moisture and roof damage.
How Do Solar-Powered Fans Work?
It’s simple! The photovoltaic panel on the solar fan simply collects sunlight throughout the day and uses that sunlight to power the fan as needed. As the fan works, it increases air circulation throughout the attic and forces that hot air (or in the winter, that cold, moist air) out of the attic.
From Sizing To Installation, Our Team Will Take Care Of It All
Are you considering adding solar ventilation to your home or business? Call Top Hat Chimney & Roofing! We carry the best solar vents from the most trusted brands (brands like Natural Light Energy Systems, GE, and Lomanco Vents), and our ventilation options carry great warranties.
What kind of features do our solar vents have?
- Heavy-duty construction
- Color options for a more seamless roof profile
- Screens to protect against insect entry
- Large solar panels for great energy collection
Plus, our team is experienced and knowledgeable, and we know just what to do to ensure that your new solar ventilation attic fan is a success.
We’ll take care of everything — from sizing and installation to ensuring that you have adequate intake air coming in through the soffit vents, and the correct number of fans needed to ventilate a space the size of your attic. If you need more than one fan for the job, we’ll make sure spacing and installation is done right.
And as roofing and leak prevention experts, we’ll make sure the solar ventilation unit is leak-proof and that your roof isn’t compromised in any way.
Ready to talk with one of our highly trained and enthusiastic professionals about your attic ventilation needs? Call 479-751-0432 or reach out to us here on our website today. We’re here to help.