Generally speaking, roofing systems have attics and vents that assist with ventilation. It’s also found below your eaves. However, some homeowners might not know if they have sufficient ventilation or not. This is why they may encounter serious issues like roof blisters, uncomfortably hot living spaces and high energy bills.
Functions of Roof Vents
Roof vents come in two forms: intake and exhaust vents. The intake vent can be spotted near the soffits and eaves, which draws in clean, fresh air into your crawl space. The exhaust vents can be found near the ridge or other elevated points of your roof that allows hot and humid air to escape freely. The intake and exhaust vents work in tandem to ensure your attic has proper circulation and ventilation, keeping your home’s temperature levels normal. In turn, it makes your home energy-efficient and comfortable.
Why Are They Important?
Your roof replacement contractor will mention that roof vents are important to ensure proper roof installation since this allows your home to stay well-ventilated. Listed below are some of the benefits of roof vents:
- Reduces Moisture
During the summer months, you’ll notice that the air becomes hot and humid. This is increased by different activities at home, such as cleaning dishes, showering and doing the laundry. Having proper ventilation ensures that the moisture levels at your home are kept at a minimum while keeping your home comfortable.
- Protects Your Roof
When you have a properly ventilated roof, it can perform without suffering from issues like wood rot, leaks, blistering and mold growth.
- Energy Efficiency
If you have a properly ventilated roof, your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard due to natural ventilation and comfortable indoor temperatures.
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