As a homeowner, it’s important to understand how proper ventilation can benefit your roofing system. It may be a bit confusing, especially with some of the misconceptions about attic and roof ventilation. This is why we want to give you a better understanding on how attic ventilation works. Here’s what you need to know.
More Attic Ventilation Is Not Always Effective
Of course, if you don’t have enough ventilation installed, your home will have moisture problems during the winter months and a noticeable decrease in energy efficiency during the summer months. But having too much ventilation can be just as ineffective. Adding more attic vents when it’s not necessary creates additional roof penetration, which is a potential spot for water leaks to occur. Finding out just how much ventilation you need depends on what your home requires. In this case, you should call a professional roofing contractor to help you determine how much you need to install.
Types of Attic and Roof Vents
There are a lot of intake and exhaust vents available on the market. Your hired roof maintenance contractor can help you with choosing the right kind of vent. Some of the common types you’ll see are soffit vents and gable vents, which are named for their location on the roofing gables on the sides of the home. Turbine vents are also an available option, and they’re placed higher up on the roof’s surface. They use a wind-powered turbine to suck out and expel the hot air. But if you want something that’s more cost-effective, you can install ridge vents on your attic.
Attic Vents Don’t Always Mean Ventilation
Even with attic vents, don’t just assume that you already have proper ventilation. For instance, ridge vents are one of the most cost-effective ventilation systems available. But they’re only truly effective when baffles, which are blinders that prevent outside air from going into the vent, are also installed. Without these installed, the ridge vent will create almost no ventilation at all. This is where professional roofing contractors are needed since they can install not only the proper attic ventilation systems you need, but also their relative components to make it work properly.
Our experts will get the job done properly. Call Crown Roofing today at (604) 370-6288 for more information. You can also contact us online by filling out our convenient request form. We serve in Vancouver, Surrey and nearby areas.