There are a lot of things to worry about during summer in the Lone Star state. For one, we have to endure the intense heat. Another thing we have to worry about is the pollination that happens in our gardens. Allergenic pollen grains can easily find their way into our living rooms, and bedrooms; and this could result to often annoying, sometimes deadly allergy attacks.
That is why this article from twcnews.com explains to residents why everyone should keep their homes airtight during summers:
It’s summertime in Texas, and that means heat, humidity, mild spores and pollen are in the air — none of which you want inside your home.
Air tightness tests, also known as blower tests, are now required in Texas with all new home constructions as well as major home renovations.
“A blower door test measures the envelope leakage of a home,” Kristof Irwin, owner of the building science consulting company Positive Energy, said. “The envelope is what separates the indoor space from the outdoor space.”
Keeping your doors, windows, and roofing in Round Rock TX sealed tight is just one of the ways to prevent these harmful elements from entering our homes. Your roof is your main protection against the different elements of nature – from the heat of the sun to the allergens that might find its way into your home. If your roof is poorly installed or if it is damaged because of the recent thunderstorms that raked the area, chances are, air, water, and heat can easily seep into your home. Whatever changes you might have applied to your windows and doors to keep your home airtight will be useless.
To make sure that your roof is in top condition to protect you and your loved ones from the said outside dangers, you should consult with the experts in roofing in Round Rock, Willi Roofing. We’ll make sure that your roof is properly installed and airtight so that nothing can easily seep into your home. Just give us a call and we’ll do the rest.
(Article Excerpt from: Air tightness test for homes, austin.twcnews.com, June 7, 2014)