Roof and attic ventilation can help you save money on your energy bills, increase your interior comfort, and extend the life of your roof.
Most individuals are only concerned about their roof keeping their home dry, so logically, that roof ventilation is often disregarded. A well-ventilated roof, on the other hand, can make life easier and better for those who live beneath it. Roof and attic ventilation can help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, increase your interior comfort, and extend the life of your roof’s shingles.
A well-vented roof allows hot air in the attic to escape throughout the summer, lessening the demand for your air conditioner to run. In the winter, adequate attic insulation and ventilation work together to keep the roof surface cold, preventing snow from melting on the roof surface and freezing to produce ice dams along the eaves.
Green Eco Solutions installs ridge vents and other types of roof vents. We are Lehigh Valley’s expert roofing contractors for roofing solutions that include asphalt shingle and metal roofing replacements. Contact us for a free quote for ridge vent installation in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and throughout Pennsylvania & New Jersey
When It Is Warm Outside:
Outside temperatures increase the effects of this hot air in the summer and warmer months. Without appropriate ventilation, this can result in overworked air conditioners, poor indoor air quality, and shingles that fail, resulting in roof leaks.
When It Is Cold Outside:
Warm air mixes with water vapor from ordinary activities like bathing in the winter and cooler months. When the outside temperature drops, this warm, damp air can persist in the attic, producing mold, mildew, roof stud damage, and even ice dams.
The way air and moisture enter and leave a property is referred to as roofing and attic ventilation. Air flows via windows, crevices, and around door frames, which is a natural sort of ventilation system. The mechanical or active ventilation system in a home is another option. These have strategically positioned vents, fans, and ducts to ensure controlled airflow. the intake of cool air and the outflow of warm air in the residence are balanced year-round by roofing and attic ventilation systems. Regardless of the month, hot air will build in the attic at the roof’s peak.
Learn about the different Active and Passive Ventilation options below:
Turbine vents move the air in your attic around utilizing a drawing effect caused by heat rising even when there is no wind.
The air in your attic is moved around 10-12 times per house if this type of vent is placed appropriately. There is a common misperception that because turbine vents have slats and are open to the attic, rain, snow, and insects can enter your home through them. However, they are engineered so that none of that happens unless the vent is compromised.
Most Power Vents are circular with low profiles.
They are mounted near the top of the roof and use electricity to extract hot air from the attic. During the Winter, a humidistat is used to control the amount of moisture within a home. Otherwise, the humidity will build up in your attic, causing condensation and reducing the longevity of your roof. Be mindful that Power Vent motors are prone to failure, so plan on replacing them at some point.
Solar-Powered Vents are similar to Power Vents, however, they are powered by the sun.
These vents appear to be excellent energy savers, but they are turned off when the solar-powered battery is charging. Due to the power required to run the motor, the solar panel will not maintain a charge long enough to run the vent all day. As a result, while the battery is recharging, your air conditioner may run more frequently, increasing your energy expenditure.
Upon a roof, Static Vents resemble small boxes.
They function by enabling heat to escape the roof through convection. This means that as the temperature in your attic rises, the hot air is forced out of the vents. Static vents are sometimes known as Turtle Vents or Box Vents.
A Ridge Vent is an air exhaust vent that is put on a roof’s peak.
An air slit is initially cut in the roof deck at the roof’s peak while installing this vent. The Ridge Vent itself then covers this air hole. They are meant to assist in keeping out wind-driven rain and snow, as well as bugs and debris. By providing continuous, consistent exhaust ventilation at the highest area of the attic, Ridge Vents are the most common and successful ventilation method. To cover the Ridge Vent and give the roof a finished look, ridge cap shingles are often put over it.
A Gable End Vent is a wooden vent that is built on the outside wall of your attic below the point where the two roof slopes meet. To transport air in and out of your attic, this vent relies on the wind from the outside.
Roof ridge vent options from Green Eco Solutions and ENFINITY are currently available. ENFINITY is a well-known company that stands behinds its products with a strong “lifetime” warranty. The WEATHERSHIELD Ridge Vent is mounted at the peak of a sloped roof to allow warm, humid air to escape from the attic of a house. It is one of the many ENFINITY Roofing Products that create the ENFINITY Lifetime Roofing System.
If your roof is not well-ventilated, ask a roofing contractor about improving roof ventilation with ridge, soffit, or gable-end vents. All of these roof vents can be installed in an existing roof, or when your roof is being replaced.
Our professional roofing services are available throughout Lehigh Valley, including Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and nearby. Call us at 1(855)-366-7485 to get a free quote on any of your roofing needs.