Printer Friendly

PROPER VENTILATION KEEPS ENERGY COSTS FROM GOING THROUGH THE ROOF

 PROPER VENTILATION KEEPS ENERGY COSTS FROM GOING THROUGH THE ROOF
 WARMINSTER, Pa., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- If your home improvement plan this spring includes a new roof, be sure to talk to your contractor about how well it will be ventilated. The questions you ask could lead to increased energy savings, prolonged roof life and enhanced curb appeal for your home.
 Improper ventilation of your roof can trap heat in the attic, which then radiates into your living space, forcing your cooling system to work harder than necessary in the summer. During winter months, improper ventilation can also strain your heating system. When it's cold outside, condensation can build up in the attic from everyday tasks like cooking, taking showers and doing laundry. This can cause wet and ineffective insulation, ultimately deteriorating roofing materials due to wood rot. In both seasons, inefficient ventilation can send utility bills through the roof due to the overburdened heating and cooling systems.
 "The key to helping you control energy costs year-round while extending the life of your roof is simply proper ventilation of your roof beginning at its ridge," explained Michael Coulton, technical engineer for Benjamin Obdyke, a manufacturer of roofing products and accessories. "Ridge ventilation, the most effective ventilation method, provides a continual bathing of fresh air along the underside of your roof. In fact, most shingle manufacturers require a ridge ventilation system be installed with their products to validate the homeowners' warranties."
 Ridge ventilation utilizes a natural venturi or vacuum effect to draw air into a home's attic through soffit vents beneath the eaves of the roof, exhausting the air back out through a slit in the ridge of the roof. Coulton suggested that homeowners have an under-the-shingle ridge ventilation system installed such as Obdyke's Roll Vent to ensure that nothing more than fresh air enters the attic -- like rain, snow or insects -- and to maintain an aesthetically pleasing roofline.
 According to Coulton, a system like Roll Vent, the first self- contained ridge ventilation system available on a roll, creates a strong intrinsic value for homeowners since the beauty is that you can't see or hear it. It reduces heating and cooling costs and adds years of life to your roof without the unsightly aluminum turbines, gable vents and fans that have served as attic ventilation systems since the 1950s.
 For a free brochure on ridge ventilation, write to Benjamin Obdyke, Inc., John Fitch Industrial Park, Warminster, Pa., 18974, or call 800-523-5261.
 -0- 1/21/92
 /NOTE TO EDITOR: Black and white and color photography is available./
 /CONTACT: Christine Reimert of Toplin & Associates, 215-886-4644, for Benjamin Obdyke, Inc./ CO: Benjamin Obdyke, Inc. ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


SM -- NYHFNS5 -- 1604 01/21/92 07:25 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jan 21, 1992
Words:452
Previous Article:DUTCH BOY'S NEW KITCHEN AND BATH ENAMEL PROVIDES OUTSTANDING DURABILITY AND ADHESION
Next Article:LOW-E WINDOW GLASS SAVES MONEY, ADDS COMFORT
Topics:


Related Articles
FALL ROOF CHECKS CAN POINT TO NEED FOR RIDGE VENTILATION TO EXTEND ROOF LIFE AND CONTROL UTILITY COSTS
DUKE POWER REMINDS CUSTOMERS TO USE FIREPLACES SAFELY
MICHCON OFFERS TIPS TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
PECO ENERGY: TIME TO GET READY FOR WINTER WITH SMART ENERGY PRACTICES
PECO ENERGY: ARE YOU READY FOR THE ONCOMING WINTER WEATHER?
PREVENT WINTER STORM DAMAGE WITH TIPS FROM ERIE INSURANCE
New Liberty Mutual Video Helps New York State Homeowners Avoid Damage From Ice Dams
The fundamentals of energy efficiency; Jim Hackler explores the latest bright ideas for saving money and the Earth's resources.
Wolseley builds vision of a sustainable future for construction industry; CONSTRUCTION.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters