The three most common types of roof vents include:
- Ridge and soffit vents — These two work together to provide points of entry and exit for air and allow a house or building to breathe.
- Gable vents — These vents prevent snow and moisture from entering a house, while helping stimulate airflow.
- Attic fans — To keep things cool, attic vents draw out hot air from a house.
When we install a roof vent, we’ll effectively be controlling the moisture and humidity levels in our attic. If left unchecked, moisture can and will damage a roof’s substructure. Also, it can cause mildew and mold to develop, which in turn leads to a rotting roof deck and rusty nails.
At the same time, a vent will help regulate the temperature not just in the attic, but all around our house. Since the temperature’s now in check, we’ll have to waste less energy controlling it with other appliances, like ACs.
For starters, installing roof ventilation will help extend a roof’s life. For example, simply by stopping ice dams from forming on our roofs during the winter, they’ll remain much sturdier for a longer time. What’s more, installing roof vents will help reduce indoor temperature extremes.
If you want to reap the benefits of roof ventilation and live in the Salt Lake City area, give J&N Roofing Maintenance a call. We’ve been in the business for over 20 years and always know exactly what our customers need.