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What Is Roof Venting and What Does a Roof Vent Do?

Residential Roof

While most homes have roof vents, not many homeowners realize their purpose. Here is what you, as a smart homeowner, need to know about roof venting and how roof vents benefit your home.

Understanding Roof Venting

Roof venting systems allow proper airflow in your attic. However, how your roof vent works depends on what type of system you have. From soffit vents and ridge vents to box vents and wind turbines, there are many different types of roof venting systems.

Most homes have one of the two following types of roof vents:

  1. Mechanical – Mechanical roof vents require a power source to work.
  2. Natural – Natural roof vents do not require electricity. Instead, they rely on air naturally flowing through your attic.

What Do I Need?

While no roof vent system is better than another, the size of your home does impact how many roof vents you need. In general, it is recommended that your home has one roof vent for every 300 square feet of space.

The Benefit of Root Vents

Having roof vents is beneficial for the following reasons:

  1. They can extend the life of your roof.
  2. They regulate the temperature of the inside of your home and prevent overheating.
  3. They can reduce your monthly energy bill.
  4. They prevent condensation from building up, therefore reducing mold growth.
  5. They can prevent ice dams in areas that endure extremely cold weather.

If you don’t know much about your current roof venting system or if it feels considerably warmer in your attic or home, then perhaps you should consult with a qualified roofer to ensure your roof venting system is properly serving your home’s needs. For a professional opinion, contact the roofing experts at RBS Construction & Roofing.

Rely on Your Local Central Florida Roofing Experts

When you’re looking for roof venting, repair, replacement, and installation services, RBS Construction & Roofing is your go-to choice. Having served the Central Florida area for over three decades, RBS Construction & Roofing is a family-owned and locally-operated construction business that is dedicated to providing you with durable and dependable roofing services that won’t break your budget.

If you want more information on our high-quality and affordable roofing services or to schedule a consultation, please call us at (689) 304-9605 today.