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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Other parts of the Roof

  • Chimney Cricket-Roof boarding and flashing used to create a pitched surface behind a chimney to deflect running water away from the back of the chimney.
  • Solar panels (arrays of photvoltaic cells) make use of renewable energy from the sun, and are a clean and environmentally sound means of collecting solar energy.
  • A window located on the roof of a structure to provide interior building spaces with natural daylight, warmth, and ventilation. A skylight can provide your home with daylighting and warmth. When properly selected and installed, an energy-efficient skylight can help minimize your heating, cooling, and lighting costs.
  • An attic fan can help lower excessive attic temperatures. Solar attic fans are available, but have limitations. Electric powered attic fans are available with thermostats to help conserve energy.  Wind-powered turbine vents are another option, but require Mother Nature to supply the power.
  • roof vents-A static, wind- or power-operated system for removing hot air and moisture from the air under your roof. Includes ridge vents.

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