All roofs have ventilation of some type. And roofing ventilation has become more and more advanced to give you the best circulation for your home and attic space. It’s important to have good ventilation in your home’s attic and under your roof to allow for warm air to escape during both the summer and winter. In the winter, warm air build-up can cause ice to accumulate, and in the summer, it can cause your home to stay warmer. Removing this excess warm air is ideal. No matter the time of the year, circulation in your attic between your roof and your home will prevent moisture build-up and damage. Now, we are going to review a number of great types of ventilation you can consider when you are putting on a new roof to your home.
Types of Roof Ventilation for your Home
There are a variety of different types of vents for your roof. You don’t need to install all of them to have a well-ventilated area. But, knowing your options is helpful so you can make a thorough decision. Let’s discuss the types of ventilation options that are popular for asphalt shingle roofs.
Roof vents will extend the length of the peak of your roof. These vents are superior vents when it comes to allowing air to escape from the attic. It also gives a nice appearance because it’s a more hidden type of vent and you just need one compared to having a variety of vents on the roof. These are great options for asphalt shingle roofs as these vents are non-mechanical and won’t have issues like an electrically powered venting system might.
These types of vents are a great addition to any home. They are the perfect complement to a ridge vent roofing system because the soffit vents allow air to come in and circulate, and then the warm air will escape back out through the ridge vents. If you live in an older home, you might not have these types of vents. Homes weren’t as airtight in the past and air could sneak in other ways. Now, with newer designs and building codes, homes are better and more airtight, requiring an efficient venting system to keep good airflow under the roof.
Turbine Roof Vent
The turbine roof vent, wind turbine roof vent, or sometimes even called whirlybird roof vent, are fantastic at removing warm air from below your roof. When the wind blows, they release the warm air from your attic. The size of your roof will determine how many of these vents you will need. Make sure the vents are of good quality because the cheaper models could eventually wear out and cause squeaky noises that will irritate you and your neighbors. Also, these vents can be somewhat unsightly for a residential space and therefore a flat roof vent can be used successfully as well.
Box Roof Vent
Box vents are a popular type of roof venting system. They can also be called a low profile vent or flat vent. And, rightly so. While the turbine vent is conspicuous, these lower style vents are less apparent and give a cleaner look to a home’s roofline. They are easy to install as well and do a pretty good job of allowing warm air to escape from your home. It will depend on your roof size how many of these roof vents should be installed.
Understanding Your Roof Ventilation Needs
When you need a new roof, it’s a good idea to understand what your ventilation options are and what is going to give you the best circulation overall. When it comes time to choose which direction to go in with your roof venting, look around at new homes in your area to see what is being installed. Ask your neighbors who recently had a new roof installed about what they chose. And, most importantly, go over the options that best fit your home with your professional roofer. They will know your area, your home’s roofing layout, and be able to give you great suggestions to make your roof and attic last for many years. We have more information about roof ventilation here.
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