A good roof has a proper roof ventilation system. Ridge vents help to effectively prolong a roof’s service life and to prevent roof problems involving moisture and heat. In today’s article, Blackstone Exteriors, one of the top roofing and siding contractors in our local area, discusses the benefits of installing ridge vents in your roofing system.
What Are Ridge Vents
Ridge venting is a continuous vent strip that runs along the peak of the roof. Ridge vents work by drawing out hot and moist air out of the attic and pulling fresh air into the attic through the soffit vents. Ridge vents work constantly to keep air moving through your attic. It’s a very simple and effective technology that doesn’t require any electronic or mechanical parts. Ridge vents work best if the attic is properly insulated.
Ridge Vent Benefits
Proper roof ventilation will reduce your home’s energy consumption, improve the comfort level of your home, increase the service life of your roof and prevent structural damage to your home caused by moisture. As an expert in roof repair and siding replacement, we highly recommend installing ridge venting on your roof.
During winter, ridge vents can help prevent ice-related damage to your roof by releasing the heat that builds up in your attic. This heat can cause premature melting of snow and ice, which can be a big problem because this melted snow can refreeze into ice dams. During summer, ridge vents also serve as a way for hot and moist air in your attic to be released.
As a roof replacement expert, we recommend ridge vents because they can improve your home’s ventilation and prevent a lot of problems with your roof. Blackstone Exteriors can help you with all of your ridge vent installation needs. We take great pride in providing exceptional products and great customer service at a competitive price. We back all of our products with strong warranties. Call us (515) 720-2158 if you are in Iowa to learn more about our services and products or to get a free consultation.