With the seasons changing, energy efficiency should be at the forefront of both your mind and budget. It’s one thing to bundle up in order to stay warm in the winter, but in the summer it is much harder to stay cool if your home is not properly insulated. There are many factors that can contribute to the way in which your home maintains temperature. However, we at True North Remodeling (TNR) know of a remarkably easy solution that will not only lower your electric bill, but will also increase the return-on-investment for your home.
Many homeowners in Maryland currently have three-tab shingles on their roof and are holding off on upgrades until their warranty expires or there’s visible damage. Most of these homes are equipped with attic fans which are only good for ten-cubic feet of ventilation. Not only that, but they use electricity, and are broadly ineffective in nature. An easy way to ensure proper air circulation through your home is to add in a Cobra Snow Country Ridge Vent!
With a one day turnaround time, this process is highly convenient. A private certified contractor will cut a two-inch linear hole running along the peak of your roof and add the vent which works all year-round without moving parts. This technology uses the Bernoulli’s Principle which uses wind force to push intake out. This ventilates your attic of any hot or humid air which will in turn prolong the lifespan of your roof.
GAF recommends, at a minimum, providing one square foot of Net Free Ventilation for every 300 square foot of attic floor space. One box of Cobra Snow Country Ridge Vent replaces a whopping eighteen conventional roof vents or ten metal turbine vents. Not only is it more efficient, but also looks great with a shingle-over design which blends into your ridge line. The vent comes with a Snow Guard Filter, Insect Guard, and passes the 110 mph wind-driven rain test!
At TNR, we use all Energy Star rated products in order to complete our jobs - we would never steer you wrong! Adding a ridge vent to your current roof by a GAF certified contractor will save you a ton of money on your air conditioning load this summer and for seasons to come. Not only that, but when installed along with GAF Architectural Shingles you’ll receive a lifetime transferable warranty on both. For your free estimate give True North Remodeling a call at (443) 302-9864!