Vents are an important part of the roof system because they promote air circulation inside the attic and minimize heat and moisture buildup.. If you are investing in a new roof, it would make sense to learn which vents will be the right fit. Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. explains what you need to know about choosing the right roof vents.
Types of Roof Vents
There are many different types of roof vents, but these three are the most common:
- Static or gravity vents are installed near the peak of a roof. They allow air in only when there is an elevated difference between inside and outside temperatures.
- Power vents have fans that run on electricity. They draw and expel hot air from inside the attic.
- Ridge vents are named such because they are installed along the roof’s ridge or the high point where two roof planes meet.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Roof Vent
Choosing the best roof vent will depend on your home’s location and its unique ventilation needs, as well as the local climate. A professional roofer can inspect your roof and attic properly to determine what vent size and shape would work best. It’s essential to consider energy efficiency and air exchange with natural patterns created by nearby trees or other objects so as not to interfere with their operation.
Benefits of Installing the Right Roof Vent
The right vent can help protect your home from dampness and ensure proper air circulation. A power-vented roof helps facilitate the escape of hot air in the summer. At the same time, a ridge vent that fits the positioning of your rooftop securely prevents wetness whenever it rains. Not only will this prevent possible overheating in the attic but also helps minimize heating and cooling costs.
Call Us for a Quote!
Whether you require roof repair or replacement, or a new roof construction, count on the experts at Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. We are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, which means that we can offer you some of the best materials on the market. Call us at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form. Our Oregon service areas include Central Point, OR, and the surrounding communities.