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The Importance of Roof Vents

You might be aware of the fact that most roofs and attics have vents. The top of the roof where the two slopes meet, as well as the area under the eaves, have them. What you may not know, however, is that most homes don’t have enough ventilation. That’s one reason why many homeowners deal with high energy bills, comfort issues, and roofing issues.

In this blog, residential roofing contractor Dry Tech Roofing explains the importance of roof vents and the important roles they play in keeping the whole system in good condition.

About Roof Vents

Roof vents come in two types: intake and exhaust. The former, which is usually located along the lowest eave or near soffits, draws cool, fresh air toward the attic. The latter, which is found along the ridge and other high points of the roof, allows warm, moist air inside the attic to escape. The two vents work together to facilitate air circulation, which is beneficial both for your roof and home.

Why You Need Them

Correct installation is key to adequate roof ventilation. Roofing contractors also make sure they are of the right amount and size based on the roof and home’s design. Here’s a look at some of the biggest advantages of roof vents:

  • Moisture Reduction - The summer season contributes to the accumulation of moisture on your roof and ceiling. This is further exacerbated by daily activities such as taking showers or drying clothes. Adequate ventilation can help curb moisture buildup and maintain the right indoor humidity levels.

  • Protection for Your Roof - Proper roof ventilation helps keep your indoors comfortable while protecting against many troublesome home problems like mold growth, wood rot, shingle damage, warped decking, and ice dams.

  • Lower Energy Bills - A roof without ventilation cannot allow heat buildup inside the attic to escape. This causes your AC system to work harder to ensure indoor comfort, resulting in a spike in your energy bills.

Dry Tech Roofing is one of the leading roofing companies in the local area. Give us a call at (707) 328-5216 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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