Many homeowners don’t really put too much thought into the roof over their heads, much less the vents that are dotted around it until they start having roofing problems, that is. But ask any roofer and they will be quick to tell you just how important roof vents are to the overall health of your roof.
In today’s post, the residential gutter installation experts over at NC Rebuild, Inc. explain why it is absolutely essential to have a well-ventilated roof.
The 2 Types of Roof Vents
Intake vents. Step outside of your house and lookup. Intake vents are found along the lowest eaves or near soffits. They allow the outside air to enter your attic. These days, the most popular intake ventilation devices are soffit vents which also come in two types: continuous and individual.
Exhaust vents. Exhaust vents, on the other hand, are found along with the high points of the roof. As the name suggests, exhaust vents allow the air inside your attic and ventilation spaces to leave your home. Popular types of exhaust vents include gable-end vents, ridge vents, static vents, turbines, and motorized vents. To find out what kind of exhaust vent will work well for your home, be sure to talk to your trusted roofing contractor.
Why Roof Vents Are Important
Roof vents serve several functions. If you have a well-ventilated roof you can enjoy lower utility bills, reduced moisture in your attic, and additional roof protection. A well-ventilated roof will also extend your roof’s life span and prevent a host of different roofing issues such as cracking and warping.
NC Rebuild, Inc. is your trusted residential roof repair and installation contractor. For all your roof-related needs, feel free to give us a call at (919) 625-5453 to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to request a quote today. We serve residents in Raleigh, NC, as well as its surrounding areas.