With sufficient roof and attic ventilation, warm, humid air can effortlessly escape your home. Excessive heat and moisture in your attic can lead to the deterioration of its components, as well as mold growth and poor indoor air quality. Moreover, a well-vented roof will last longer and help keep your home comfortable all-year-round.
Learn the advantages of installing ridge vents from local roofers.
What Are Ridge Vents?
Professionals install ridge vents at the peak of the roof’s ridge. Because of the location of the vents, they allow warm air to leave the attic. These vents can match your metal or shingle roof, so it blends seamlessly with the roofing system. Due to the low-profile design of ridge vents, they can fit beneath shingles and will not be noticeable from the ground.
What Are Their Benefits?
They Let Moisture Escape
Many roofing contractors recommend ridge vents because it helps release excess moisture in your home. Did you know that your daily activities, such as showering, cooking, and running the dishwasher can generate significant amounts of moisture? With ridge vents, moisture can escape from your home, which is most helpful during winter when windows and doors are always closed.
They Help Ensure Good Airflow
Ridge vents feature an air space underneath their design, allowing for airflow along the top of your roof and in your attic. These vents usually include an external baffle and interior weather filter. The baffle forms external pressure to pull warm air from the attic while the filter keeps debris from entering.
At 4U Roofing, you can count on us for your commercial and residential roofing needs. Whether you need a roof repair or replacement, our team of professionals is here to help. Give us a call at (251) 235-2222 or complete our contact form to get a free estimate.