Ridge vents are installed at the peak of the roof, typically running its length. They are designed to allow air to circulate underneath the roofing so as to prevent moisture buildup. To give you a clearer idea of the role that ridge vents play in a roofing system, here are three of their biggest advantages.
In combination with wind, a ridge vent can create a ventilation system in your attic. It ensures that fresh air circulates continuously, which is critical to preventing mold and mildew from growing in areas like the attic crawl space and the underside of the eaves.
PROMOTE ADEQUATE AIR FLOW
Ridge vents are typically constructed with air space, which enables proper air flow at the top of your home and below your roof. If you’re planning for a roof replacement, your roofing contractor can ensure that the ridge vent will function correctly and provide sufficient air flow.
PROLONG ROOF SERVICE LIFE
Ultimately, ridge vents offer additional protection against some common culprits behind roofing problems. Moisture can cause extensive water damage. Without fresh air to get rid of moisture, your roof and attic will become more vulnerable to mold and rot. Excess heat is another issue that ridge vents can address. If air is not being drawn into and exhausted out of the roofing structure, excess heat can potentially build up in areas like the attic and lead to premature aging of the roof.
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