High Memphis Humidity + Poor ventilation = Roof Replacement or Repair
Roof repairs are always unexpected. And, a roof replacement can cost thousands. But there are options out there that will extend the life of your roof, especially in the high humidity of Memphis and the Midsouth.
Ventilation is the biggest reason why we have to replace so many roofs in the Mid-South. Improper ventilation can reduce as much as 50% off the life of your shingles, raise your utility bills in both the summer and winter months, and void your warranty from day one with a new roof.
The Solution is Easy
We believe Attic Breeze offers both the most durable and powerful solar powered ventilation products available. Using only high-quality parts and materials, Attic Breeze solar attic fans operate on the principle of active (forced) draft air convection. The solar fans create an air draft through your attic many times more powerful than that of passive (natural) draft air convection techniques, like ridge vents, gables vents, and dormer vents. As you have probably noticed if you currently have any of these vents installed on your home, they are not very effective at reducing the temperature of your attic. Turbine vents (whirlybirds) are designed to pull hot air out of your attic when the wind blows. These vents are equally ineffective at removing attic heat due to frequent mechanical problems, low air moving capability, and a dependence on the wind to supply the power needed to induce a draft through the attic.
Technical Specs That Can Save Money
Attic Breeze uses a 25-watt solar panel that can deliver an incredible 1550 CFM of airflow, far more powerful than any other product in this class, and can effectively cool an attic space of up to 2300 square feet! Most other companies use a 10-watt solar panel that does not work very well in cloudy conditions and only delivers about 500-800 CFM. A powered attic fan uses electricity which could cost as much as $30-40 per month during summer months. Between savings on energy costs during both summer (removing hot air to keep the attic and home cooler) and winter (removing moisture from attic to keep house warmer), combined with not having to use any electricity with a powered fan, in our experience, a typical installation will usually pay for itself in savings within 1-2 summers of use.
The Solution is Affordable
After the federal tax credit, your new Solar Fan installation will cost approximately $595.00
$850 Solar Fan & Installation – $255 Federal Tax Credit = $595 Total Cost
Additional Details & Helpful Tools for Homeowners
- Tax credit for 30% of the cost of energy-efficient products
- The tax credit applies to the cost of materials only (not installation costs).
- At the present time, this credit is available for 2018.
- The homeowner must save receipts and provide a Manufacturer’s Certification Statement.
- IRS Tax Form 5695 is the form the homeowner will use to apply for the tax credit.