Beating the summer heat does not necessarily mean spending a lot on air conditioning. There are a variety of ways to make your home much cooler without using energy.
A siding system with excellent thermal properties may not lower the temperature of your rooms, but it can effectively decrease heat transfer. For this purpose, cedar is a great candidate.
Many homeowners are so fixated on the disadvantages of cedar that they forget about what made it a classic siding option. This material is synonymous with exceptional insulation, preventing your house from warming up during summer even when you are not running your AC full blast.
Keep Windows Open
Natural ventilation helps expel extreme heat and excessive moisture. To get your desired results, you need the right kinds of windows.
If you have picture and double-hung windows, consider replacing them with bay and casement units, respectively. Bay windows can come with multiple operating panels to attract more breezes. Casement windows crank out, using almost 100% of the opening for air infiltration.
Window replacement can affect your siding, so consider changing it too when it is old or damaged.
Improve Attic Ventilation
Improper ventilation can make the attic feel like an oven, transferring the heat the downstairs rooms. Use soffit and ridge vents to introduce fresh air and breathe out warm, stagnant air.
Apply a Roof Coating
Delaying the need for a roof replacement is not the only benefit of a coating application. It can also make your roofing system more reflective, which can translate into better comfort and more energy savings.
Make your house more resistant to the rigors of summer with Solid State Construction. Call us at (508) 709-0041 now to discuss your home improvement needs and get a free estimate!