Roofing Denver FAQ’s – Roofing Questions and Answers for the Denver metro area
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:21
Written by ahroofing
Monday, 17 September 2012 04:30
Roofing Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is natural attic ventilation and does it work?
It’s possible to use natural forces to ventilate the attic and save on the cost of operating electric fans.
Here’s how: As wind moves against and around your house, it creates an area of positive and negative pressure. They key to proper ventilation is understanding where the pressure is.
Place intake vents in areas of positive pressure. Place exhaust vents in areas of negative pressure. This is how you can create continuous airflow through the attic and match the attic temperature with that of the outdoor air.
Wind force is by far the most effective way to ventilate an attic. Still, don’t overlook the “thermal effect”: Hot air rises, which will always create air movement inside the attic.
The most critical part of the attic for constant air movement is the roof sheathing because it is the hottest part of the attic and radiates heat into the attic.
Solution: Place exhaust vents at the top of the roof, and locate your intake vents around the soffits.
2. Do I have to get my roof fixed right away after a hail storm?
Unless your roof is leaking, any hail damage up there won’t cause you any problems in the meantime.
You do need to have that roof repaired; if you don’t, you could void your warranty and your roof could deteriorate much quicker than a “healthy” roof would. But you don’t have to do it today—no matter what that guy who’s knocking on your door has told you.
3. What can I do about woodpeckers pecking holes my roof?
- Mount small magnifying mirrors, like the ones you use in the bathroom to apply makeup or shave, flat on the house – magnifying side up – where you notice the damage.
- Install mobiles that look like hawks. The size: around 22 inches from wing to wing and 11 inches long. You can make them yourself from cardboard, plywood or Styrofoam. Paint them dark and hang them with fishline from the eave near the damage.
- Attach lightweight objects that will blow in the wind to plastic strips along the side of the house that the woodpecker likes. Objects that might work: aluminum pie tins or pinwheels.
- Fly balloons painted with crazy eyes around your house. Bird control companies sell them.
If any of these FAQ’s were relevant to you as a homeowner and we answered your questions – great! But at A & H Roofing we know there are a lot of unknowns for you when it comes to your roof. But there aren’t many for us. We serve the Denver metro area and have been doing so proudly for the last couple of decades. Give us a call if you have any questions at all and let us help you keep your roof and home in tip top shape.