How to Cool Your House Down this Summer

Blog | June 8th, 2018

The temperatures are warming up, and Mount Rainier is often gleaming from the hilltops. It must mean that summer is just around the corner. While a majority of South Sound residents are rejoicing about the lack of rain, many homeowners are starting to prep their homes for the incoming heatwave.

Running your air conditioning system throughout the summer can be costly. If your home doesn’t have AC or if you’d like to lower the cost of your energy bill, now is the time to think about how to cool down your house. Our team at Acme Roofing would like to offer some helpful home cooling tips that you may not have considered.

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Attic Ventilation

In the summer, heat rises to the top of your house. As the attic fills up with hot air, it becomes trapped and will be pushed downwards into the house. Having adequate attic ventilation and insulation is critical to preserving comfortable temperatures in your home. In our experience, many homes don’t have a proper ventilation system in their attic.

If you have AC, your system is forced to work harder in order to keep the house cool without proper attic ventilation. This results in higher energy bills and warmer indoor temperatures. A qualified Tacoma roofer can carefully inspect your attic and advise you on your options for a small fee.

Invest in a New Roof Installation

Your roof braves the rain, wind, hail and sunshine year round. Chances are, it’s been worn down after years of wear and tear. For Tacoma homeowners, the lifespan of an average roof is typically around 20 to 25 years. It’s not uncommon for an older roof to let cold air out and hot air in. Missing shingles can also result in insulation issues and rising energy bill costs.

A new, well-insulated roof deflects heat and helps to keep your home cool. You get peace of mind that your roof is improving the energy efficiency of your home, and keep your energy bills as low as possible. In addition to enhancing curb appeal and adding to home value, you can also feel assured knowing that your home is protected for decades to come.

Schedule a Free Estimate with Tacoma’s Acme Roofing

At Acme Roofing, we understand that your roof and attic play a major role in keeping your house cool in the summer. If you’re planning to replace your old roof, make sure that it’s done properly by a South Sound roofing contractor.

Schedule a free estimate with one of our roofing experts at Acme Roofing this season. During our free estimate, we’ll carefully review the current state of your roof to determine the best course of action and the high-quality roofing products that we would recommend for your needs. If you have any questions, contact our Tacoma office or call us at 253-564-2292.

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