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Regulating Your Plano Attic Temperature with Soffits and Turbine Vents

When installed correctly, soffit and turbine vents can be used to regulate the temperature of attics better. These tools are particularly useful in the warm climate of Plano, where summer 2022 brought another wave of record temperatures.

Why do Attics Get So Warm in Plano?

As anyone who has passed a science course knows, heat rises. Add to this the hot summer sun beating down on your home’s roof and the recent record high temperatures in Plano, and you have the perfect recipe for a steaming hot attic.

If your attic is not adequately vented, the situation can only worsen. An expert Plano roofer can give you options for dealing with the building heat in your attic and install them properly, so they do not negatively impact your roof.

What is a Soffit?

Unlike the standard vents in your attic, the design and construction of soffit vents draw cooler, dryer air into your attic from outside your home. The cooler air then forces the warmer, more humid air to rise, thus forcing it out of your attic through the other vents in your roof. This exchange helps to keep your home cooler.

Adding soffits helps take a good deal of stress off your air conditioning unit, which helps lower your energy bills. A professional from a Plano roofing company can ensure that your soffit vents give you the best ventilation possible.

How do Soffits and Turbine Vents Affect an Attic?

Soffits are vents that draw cooler, dryer air in from outside your home, forcing warm air up and out. Turbine vents use convection, the rising of hot air, to keep the air in your attic moving. The combination offers powerful heat relief.

With these two measures employed correctly by a professional Plano roofer, you should not only experience lower energy costs but also find that your attic spaces are far less likely to experience harmful effects from humidity.

How does a Plano Roofer Install Roof Vents?

The first step is developing a plan and contract. Once those are in place, an expert Plano roofer will mark the location where they intend to install each of your roofing vents after consulting the approved plans.

They will then remove the roofing shingles in each location in preparation for cutting, drilling, and installation while taking care not to damage the surrounding shingles. Next, a box knife will cut the space for each vent. The Plano roofing company will screw the vent and vent covers into place. Then, the contractors will seal the old nail holes and nail the shingles into place again.

Has the time come to see if soffits, turbine vents, or other roof venting options will work for your property? Contact StazOn Roofing, a reputable Plano roofing company with over 40 years of experience, to develop a plan for your roof.