A lot of homeowners make the mistake of not attaching too much importance to their roof vents. Ask any professional roofing contractor and they will be quick to tell you just how crucial it is to have a proper ventilation system. Despite being often overlooked, your roof vents ensure that you have a healthy, long-lasting roof that will perform as advertised and provide a pleasant living environment, all while helping you reduce your electricity bills.
The 2 Types of Roof Vents
Intake Vents. These vents are found along the lowest eave or near soffits to allow the outside air to enter your attic and ventilation spaces. Soffit vents are by far the most popular form of roof intake venting.
Exhaust Vents. As the name suggests, exhaust vents let the air inside your attic and ventilation spaces leave your home. They are found along the high points of your roof such as the assembly ridge. There are several types of exhaust vents available for roofs such as ridge vents, gable-end vents, static vents, turbines and motor-driven exhaust vents. To find out what type of vents will work for your home, you should consult your professional roofing services provider.
Why Are Vents Important?
When installed correctly and according to the design of your house, roof vents provide an array of benefits for you and your home. The three biggest advantages of proper roof ventilation are reduced moisture, roof protection and lower utility costs. Proper roof ventilation will prolong the service life of your roof, ward off mold and improve your home’s overall energy efficiency.
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