Roof ridge vents

Roof ridge vents provide uniform cooling with a continuous flow of air into your attic. They are installed end to end on the roof with a low profile. Roof ridge vents come in metal and shingle-over vents and since it is one continuous vent it is quicker and easier to install than other vent types. Combining roof ridge vents and soffit vents will give you a very effective ventilation system.

Ridge vents work year-round without any motors to power the vents, evenly distributes the air to the entire underside of the roof, and provides a higher volume of airflow per square foot of attic area than any other fixed vent system.

Excess Moisture Can Be Expensive

Without proper ventilation, heat and humidity can cause serious problems to your home, trapping moisture in your attic and roof structure, your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool your home and excess humidity can cause mold, mildew and wood rot.

Installing roof ridge vents is a fairly aggressive project. It is best to use a roofing professional to do this job. The materials you will need are the ridge vent, 1 ½ inch roofing nails and shingles to match the existing roof. The basic steps are

• Remove existing shingles
• Remove sheathing
• Install vent
• Replace shingles

Good ventilation is vital for your home. If you are experiencing moisture on your walls or ceilings, ice dams in the winter or if you are considering getting a new roof, ask your contractor if roof ridge vents are a good option for your home.

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