Ridge vents are found at the peak of the roof, and their main function is to allow adequate airflow underneath the roof. They prevent moisture from accumulating in these parts of the roofing system, thus contributing to the roof’s longer lifespan.
If you are planning a roof replacement project, consider your ridge vents, and make sure they are designed and built correctly, too. Below are the main benefits of properly working ridge vents.
A well-designed ridge vent has an exterior baffle and interior weather filter. The baffle is responsible for creating external pressure that would pull air out of your attic. Meanwhile, the interior weather filter keeps dirt and debris out of your home. With this kind of design, the ridge vent is able to promote sufficient airflow below your roof.
Your roofing contractor needs to take attic ventilation into account when designing your roof, and ridge vents are crucial to properly ventilating your attic space. The attic can easily build up heat if the air is not able to freely flow in and out of the space. And when this happens, the temperature in your living spaces could increase, causing your heating and cooling system to work inefficiently. Furthermore, poor attic ventilation can also result in mold and mildew growth. You can avoid all these troubles by setting up ridge vents on your roofing.
Longer Lifespan for Your Roofing
Since ridge vents can prevent several problems, your roof can remain functional and in good shape for a long time. This means that you can maximize the lifespan of your roofing and avoid frequent repairs or replacements.
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