The Importance of Ridge Vents

One of the most critical factors in roof system durability is proper ventilation. Without it, heat and moisture build up in an attic area and combine to cause rafters and sheathing to rot, shingles to buckle, and insulation to lose its effectiveness.

 

Therefore, it is important never to block off sources of roof ventilation, such as louvers, ridge vents or soffit vents, even in winter. Proper attic ventilation will help prevent structural damage caused by moisture, increase roofing material life, reduce energy consumption and enhance the comfort level of the rooms below the attic. Venting allows the release of heat that builds up underneath the roof that can cause premature melting of snow and ice. In the summer, roof ventilation serves as a way for hot air that collects in attic spaces to be released, lessening the workload of your air conditioning system. We all know that the midwest experiences varying weather extremes throughout the year, so a ventilation system provides a dual purpose and is beneficial in any weather condition.

 

Ridge vents run the length of your roof at its peak, allowing for proper airflow along the top of the building. The ridge vent has a filter that will keep out bugs and dirt while allowing air to properly circulate out of the attic.

 

Blackstone Roofing offers installation of ridge venting. Ridge venting incorporates modern technology into a minimally invasive installation to provide homes with a quality ventilation system. Proper roof ventilation will prevent structural damage to your home caused by moisture, increase the longevity of your roof, reduce energy consumption, and enhance the overall comfort level of your home. Remember, a new roof cannot be sustained without the appropriate, high quality ventilation system. Schedule a free consultation with Blackstone Roofing to determine the best way to ventilate and complete your roofing system.

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