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There are different types of roof vents and different
strategies for achieving effective attic ventilation.
Roof vents are an essential part of any roofing system.
Their main job is not to let your rooftop overheat in hot weather and build up moisture in the winter.
Roofing vents help roofs function how they supposed to, allowing your home to breathe. When you install a new roof or have a replacement done you can choose the roof vent types that work for you based on the look and the ventilation system your attic has.
Your attic needs to have a ventilation type that pulls fresh air and allows the heat to escape through your vents. If your attic is not properly ventilated it will lead to serious problems down the road There are several roof ventilation options: turbine vents, power vents, ridge vents, solar-power vents, gable roof vents, box vents, soffit vents, over fascia vents, drip edge vents
Roof turbines are ineffective on days with a light breeze or no breeze at all since they require higher winds of at least over 6 miles per hour to engage and rotate the inside blades. If this is the only exhaust source on your roofing, you’ll have problems on hot summer days when there isn’t much breeze. Because turbine vents have slats on them, there is a misconception that rain, snow, insects, and other creature can enter through them.
Power vents are the most common on local roofs. Like their name says, power vents use electricity to pull the hot air from the attic and they do fail often so be ready to replace them at some point.
Solar power vents are similar to power vents but they use solar as their power source. The problem with them is that the vent won’t hold a charge long enough to run the vent all day and while the battery is charging, they will turn off.
Roof ridge vents are cut into the ridge of the roofing and run the entire length of it. This type of vent doesn’t have a filter, insects, debris, rain and snow, can all end up in your attic. The exhaust vents that are installed most frequently are ridge vents and given with a roof estimate. Because they are located on the top of your roofing they in the best place to allow the hot air to escape from the attic. When paired with intake vents as soffit vents, ridge vents offer the best ventilation.
Ridge vent installation in Roswell is something that we do often. During the roof ridge vent installation process, a 2-inch-wide gap must be cut along the whole roof peak using a saw. The bendable ridge vent is curved and fastened over the hole once it has been cut. A ridge cap shingle is bent over the ridge vent and attached with nails after the vent has been nailed over the recently cut gap at the ridge line. This particular kind of asphalt shingle is stronger and more flexible than a typical asphalt shingle, plus it comes in colors that perfectly complement your new roofing!
A gable end vent is made from wood, vinyl, or metal vent installed on the exterior wall of your attic below where the 2 slopes of your
roofing meet. Gable roof vents use horizontal or cross ventilation to keep the attic space’s airflow going. The main principle is that air enters the attic from one side and exits via the other. Looking for gable vent installers in Roswell, GA? Give us a call at: (770)674-1553
By far, the most common type of roof intake venting is soffit ventilation. It is one half of the most common intake and exhaust configuration, which combines ridge vents and soffit vents.
The eaves, which are found right beneath your roof line, are where the soffits, which are intake vents, are installed.
Soffits are available in a multitude of variations, but the majority of them feature tiny holes that let cool air enter your attic and help drive hot air out of your house through the exhaust vent. And don’t worry—unwanted animals cannot enter your home because of the soffit’s tiny holes.
Need to install soffit vents? Thinking about replacing soffit vents? Or add soffit vents to an existing roof ventilation system? Give us a call and we can answer all your questions about soffits vent installation.
A more recent type of roofing intake called fascia vents, is particularly made for roofs without large enough eaves to accommodate soffit vents. Fascia vents are positioned at the top of the fascia board, beneath the initial row of shingles, and above the gutter.
Fascia vents’ fundamental idea is to let air in where the wind hits the roofing, as opposed to soffit vents, which depend on air rising.
Drip edge vents resemble a typical drip edge, but it has integrated ventilation. The air intake is intended to reach the roof directly before pulling cold air up the inner roof wall and toward any exhaust vents at the peak of the rooftop. In order to help water flow into the gutters, the drip edge is a material that sits right beneath the first shingle row. Typically, it is constructed of bendable metal.
There are different types of roof vents and they all work exceptionally well in certain situations while providing little benefit in others.
For intake, we often suggest using soffit vents, and for exhaust, a ridge vent, while box vents are typically the runner-up choice for exhaust in houses without ridge vents. Additionally, fascia vents are your next option for homes without soffit ventilation.
Poor attic ventilation can cause major roofing problems like shortening the life of the roofs, cause structural damage to the roofs, void material warranty, and raise your electric bill.
Trapped hot air can cause extensive damage to your roofing that with time will lead to the need for roof replacement before you should need one. The hot air causes the adhesive in the decking to deteriorate, and the shingles to crack and curl up. In the winter the moisture will cause condensation that will cause the roof decking to swell, lose the ability to hold nails, develop mildew and mold. Ice dams are a common result of poor roofing ventilation. High temperature swings between seasons are what we’re attempting to prevent.
When you install a new roof or have a roof replacement done you are guaranteed 2 types of warranties on your roofing the manufacturer warranty for the materials and the roofing contractor’s warranty.
If your attic is not properly ventilated the manufacturer warranty is voided. If your roofing material fails on you the manufacturer will cover the problem but if they find that the attic is not properly ventilated they will not cover the repairs.
If proper ventilation is in place your vents should pull the fresh air and allow it to escape from the attic but if the air gets trapped the temperature in your home will be raised and your AC will be working hard to get it down to a comfortable level causing your energy bill to increase.
Because attic ventilation is so important for your roofing the first thing Future Roof and Restoration always checks during the free roof inspection is proper ventilation. If you are a local to Gwinnett County, Fulton County or Forsyth County don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you think you have ventilation problems and you need an assessment.
Usually, one vent will cover around 150 sqft of roofing.
While exhaust vents should be located on higher portions of the roofing, typically towards the peak, intake roof vents should be mounted on lower areas of the roofing, such as the eaves or hips.
Ridge vents are installed at the highest peak possible, they can accommodate more humid air to be released, can offer the largest air opening at once, and they blend well with any home’s design.
Sometimes a ridge vent is not the greatest solution. Ridge vents are absolutely useless if your home is ventilated using gable or soffit vents.
Your ventilation system can be modified and improved at the same time. Depending on how your home is set up and your existing ventilation strategy, there may be more than one correct option for adequate ventilation.
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If there aren’t any vents on your roof or eaves, you should install several. A continuous, low-profile vent called a ridge vent that runs all along the top of the roofing, can be present on your rooftop. There may also be gable vents, which are louvered openings at the top of gables.
During the warmest part of the day, inspect the ceiling. If the atmosphere feels like an oven, your roof vent is not functioning properly.
Look for a buildup of heavy ice in the eaves during the winter. If there is, it indicates that the exhaust fan is not melting the snow.
In the winter, examine your attic. The roof vent won’t function if there is moisture or ice buildup there.
Ask a roofing professional about adding ridge, soffit, or gable-end vents to your roofing if it lacks adequate ventilation. These roof
vents can all be put in either a new installation or an existing roof. Our experts at Future Roof and Restoration can assist you with choosing the best roof vents for your house or business to help you gain a properly balanced attic ventilation system.
Installing a roof vent might not seem like a big deal but calling a professional roofing contractor to install a shingle ridge vent, flat
roof vent, gable roof vent, or metal roof vents it’s the best idea.