Fall, then Winter, then Spring, followed by….

Well you know that in Central Florida we may not experience the harsh winters that so many others do in the Northern States, but we who have lived in the tropical state of Florida realize that there indeed is a tradeoff. Once Spring is over, which seems sometimes to be by April, the heat returns and we begin to prepare for the long, hot summer months.

Our roofs take on not only extreme heat, but heavy winds and rain for months on end. Certainly the conditions of the roofing material itself is a huge part of how you keep your house and family safe from the weather, but many people overlook another factor in preparing for the summer months. That is keeping your attic as cool as possible.

The heat is coming soon, and Don Schmidt Contracting and Roofing Inc. is able to help keep your attic cool. Did you know attic ventilation, when installed adequately, can help reduce the strain on your air conditioner, and ensure that your roofing shingles don’t fail before their time.

Many people focus on installing multiple ridge vents, power fans, static vents, and solar powered attic fans, but they often forget about intake. Intake you ask? Absolutely, if you want the device you choose to suck hot air out of the attic and work properly it needs to pull the air up from the bottom of the attic, where the air is coolest. In order to create airflow from the bottom of the attic, there needs to be a sufficient amount of unobstructed intake vents. Don Schmidt Contracting and Roofing, Inc. will ensure that you have a correctly functioning attic ventilation system. That way  you, your roof and even your air conditioner can rest a little easier during our Central Florida summer months. For more information about roofing repair and roofing installation, call Don Schmidt Contracting and Roofing Inc. at 407.892.9884 or contact us here now!

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