Sufficient ventilation is essential to the efficiency and longevity of your roofing system. One way to achieve this is to install ridge vents. These vents can help remove excess heat and moisture from your home. They can contribute to better indoor comfort, reduced energy bills and longer roof lifespan.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of installing ridge vents.
Improved Airflow in the Attic
Beneath the structure of ridge vents is an air space. It encourages airflow along the top of your home and underneath the roof where your attic is. A well-installed ridge vent will feature an external baffle and interior weather filter. The baffle creates external pressure that removes air from the attic while the filter prevents debris from entering the space.
Moreover, an experienced roofing contractor will install a multi-pitch or single ridge vent over every pitch of your roof. This type of vent is typically made from co-polymer resins or materials that excel in flexibility.
Avoid Moisture-Related Issues
Sufficient ventilation can protect your roof and the rest of your home against moisture-related issues like rot and mold and mildew growth. Excessive warm, moist air can compromise the wooden components of your attic and roof. Sometimes, it can also cause issues with electrical systems in your attic.
Together with vents and soffits under the eaves, ridge vents help retain continuous airflow in the attic. They maintain moderate temperatures by bringing out warm air and allowing cool outdoor air to enter. Another thing that can help ensure your attic doesn’t get too cold or warm is to improve your insulation.
A reliable roofing company will help you achieve proper attic ventilation for your comfort and your roof’s longer lifespan. At Crown Roofing LTD, we only provide durable and dependable roof repair and replacement services. Call us at (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Vancouver, BC, and nearby areas.