Often I receive the question, Greg what is the best siding to use on my Houston Texas home for Energy Efficiency and longevity? With so many choices out on the market these days such as, Vinyl siding, Faux Stone siding, Fiber Cement siding (Hardie Plank) and last but not least, LP SmartSide siding. I will answer this question in one segment at a time.
As you can see in looking at this Houston home that Texas Home Exteriors installed LP SmartSide Siding on, the lanced soffit panels.
This increased fresh air flow will allow any TX home to have an intake of cooler air. This in turn will allow the AC Unit that is often located in our Texas attics to run much more efficiently and use less electricity month after month.
As we all know, the less that we use our utilities to cool our Texas homes, the lower our utility bills will be!
It is important for your Houston Texas home to have proper attic ventilation to help keep your roof and home cool. Proper ventilation extends the life of your roof and helps to keep the surface of roof cooler in turn reducing utility bills during our long hot southeast Texas summer months! When installed correctly and by using best roofing practices, your GAF roofing shingles will keep the water out of your home, keep your roofing shingles cooler and your home will be cooler and more energy efficient.
The red arrows in the diagram on the right show how the cooler air is drawn in by the soffit vent and the hot air is pushed out through the Ridge Vent(roof ridge vent) on the ridge / peak of the roof. This type of Texas vented roof system will keep your attic cooler in the hot TX summer months saving you money on your utility bills (AC bills), month after month, year after year for homes in the Houston TX metro area.