Roofing Upgrades For Ventilation

Roofing ventilation is a vital part of your home. The ventilation helps with reducing the amount of humidity, mold, mildew, and stagnant air that can build up in your attic or crawlspace. Proper ventilation can also help with energy costs. The ventilation helps keep air moving and circulating to cut down on high heat build-up during the summer months. You may already have ventilation, but an upgrade can vastly improve your home. Here are a few of the roofing upgrades for ventilation that may benefit your home. 

Solar Powered Vents

A solar-powered vent is designed to work when a traditional turbine vent would not. For example, a traditional turbine vent works off the air power in the environment. During hotter summer months there may not be any wind to push the turbine vents to spin and work. This can leave the roof crawlspace or attic area with built-up heat. This issue can go on for several days or longer depending on how long it takes for the wind to pick up and move the turbine. With a solar-powered vent, the vent fan works based on solar power and not wind power. This means you can maintain air ventilation regardless of the time of year or weather conditions. 

Ridge Vents

Ridge vents are ventilation that is cut into the ridge of the roofing. These vents can run along the entirety of the ridge. They can also be placed on different levels of the roof if you have a multi-level roofline. The ridge vents are a ventilation option that is ideal if you are living in an area with high humidity. The natural air, even light amounts of air, will flow over and through the ridge vents. As it passes through the vents, it will move the humidity and stale air out of the area and fresh air in. This type of vent is not visible and can appear to be seamless with the rest of the roofing. 

Off Ridge Vents

If you have a sloped roofline then off ridge vents may be ideal. These vents can be placed directly onto the slope of the roof and help ventilate the air where traditional ventilation may not reach. These vents are generally made of steel and can hold up to most weather conditions. They also provide a cover that will allow air to ventilate through the space without allowing rain into the space. The corrosion is also reduced making the vent durable and longer-lasting than some other options. 

These are just a few of the options available to you for roofing ventilation upgrades. If you are in the market to have an upgrade to your residential roof, contact your roofing contractor. They can schedule a time to assess your roof and current ventilation system. They can also discuss options that would fit your needs and your roofing style.