Ridge Vents and Exhaust Vents: what are they?

It is absolutely no secret that vents are an integral part of any roof. You cannot call it a perfect roof if there are no vents in it. The purpose of vents is it keep your house comfortable and more conducive to temperature changes. However, many individuals are not aware of the types of vents they can go for.

In fact, there are various types of vents and mentioned below are the most common options you can see.

  • Power vents

Power vents are the latest model in the industry. They demand a power source to operate because of the power turbine it comprises of.

  • Box vents

As the name suggests, these vents are square-shaped and they don’t have any moving parts.

  • Wind turbine vents

These vents come with an in-built turbine that rotates with the assistance of blowing wind. Then, it creates a cooling effect within the house.

  • Ridge vents

They are usually installed at the topmost position of the roof. They are installed during house construction.

Why ridge vents are better?

Ridge vents deliver various benefits and listed below are some of those for your reference.

  • They improve the appearance

Ridge vents can fit perfectly to the existing roofline and they don’t disturb the roofing structure.

  • Creates a cooling effect

Ridge vents are located at the top of the roof so they allow fresh air to flow downwards and cool the inner air.

  • Efficient design

Ridges coms with an efficient design to provide better air circulation. They can pull air from the attic as well and bring down the temperature to a comfortable level.

  • They take in large amounts of air

Ridge vents are large and they can take more air in than other varieties. In fact, ridge vents can accommodate the whole ridge of your roof.

To make the best use of the ridge vents, you should get them installed by an experienced and professional roofer. Otherwise, your vents will not serve the intended purpose.

This article was provided by D’Angelo & Sons Roofing and Exteriors.