1) Inspect the insulation in the attic.
When was the last time you checked on the state of your attic insulation? Condensation and mold growth on the walls of your house might be caused by inadequate insulation. When inspecting the insulation, make the following observations:
Check to see that the mineral wool is not compressed and that it is a sufficient thickness with no gaps.
In addition, you should keep an eye on the humidity level in the attic with Union Roofers. Over time, excessive moisture will render your insulation useless, as well as cause damage and swelling of your roof decking and fascia.
Improve the insulation of your house, and make sure that the studs and connections between the walls and ceilings are coated with insulating materials as well.
When you insulate your home properly, you may save your energy expenditures, keep your home cooler in the summer, and keep your home at a pleasant temperature all year long.
2) Allow hot attic air to escape
A typical optimal temperature for an attic is one that is just a few degrees warmer than the surrounding environment. A significant opening indicates that your roofing system is not operating correctly.
Check the ventilation in your attic. A well ventilated attic reduces energy consumption while also increasing the overall comfort of the house.
Remove any moisture that has accumulated in the warm air that has ascended throughout the home.
Clean any roof fans, soffits, and vents to ensure they are free of debris and obstructions.
Check to ensure that your ventilation system is functioning properly. If required, use a fan with a high CFM (cubic feet per minute).
3) Initiate corrective action to reduce air and water ingress
A home that is airtight is more resistant to hot air incursion from the outside.
Reduce air and water penetration via the Union Roofing accessories to a bare minimum (chimney, vents, soffits and fans).
Avoid allowing hot air and humidity to sneak in via cracks around windows, electrical outlets, and ventilation devices (such as a bathroom fan or a kitchen range hood).
4) Make your surroundings more environmentally friendly
Plants and other greenery should be placed around your home. Green plants, whether they are on your patio or deck, in your yard, on your balcony, or in your house, surely contribute to keeping the ambient air cooler.
5) Select a roof with a white finish
When planning your next restoration job, consider lining your flat roof with light-colored materials. A white roof, which is often used to mitigate the heat island effect in major cities, may significantly enhance the comfort of your house by lowering the temperature inside your home by several degrees.
This alternative, which is becoming more popular in Montreal, may be done via the use of a prefabricated membrane made of elastomeric bitumen. This product, which has a lifetime that is 2 to 3 times longer than that of a standard roof, is available in a variety of light colors that reflect the sun’s rays and are environmentally friendly.