You might be asking yourself, what is ridge vent and what does it have to do with my roofing system?
Well, today you will learn the uses of a ridge vent and why is it important in making your home safe and comfortable at all times without the need for a roof replacement.
The roof needs breathing, and for it to breathe, a good ventilation system is needed.
A ridge vent is a type of ventilation system that has two parts. One is installed at the top of the roof, while the other one is installed on the other side near the soffits.
A professionally installed and well-maintained ventilation system lessens unwanted extreme weather conditions such as excess heat and moisture from the summer season and the never-ending freeze-thaw cycle often felt during the winter season.
In this article, the Crazy Horse Roofing team will help you identify what is a ridge vent, what is it used for, and how can it make your home safe and comfortable during summer and winter without the need for a roof replacement (But if you do, no worries! We will walk you through an easy process)
What is Ridge Vent?
A ridge vent is a type of ventilation system to let your roof breathe and gets better air circulation inside the home.
Ridge vents are installed at the peak of a sloped roof, which helps prolong the life of your roofing system since it alleviates the heat and moisture build-up in your attic. A properly installed ridge vent at the top of a sloped roof provides the air around the house to circulate well from inside and out and vice versa, allowing humid air to escape from the attic.
Why is Ridge Vent Important?
The Ridge vent is also designed to help drive away rain and snow, and resist water ingress within the attic providing a continuous seamless flow of outside air through the attic.
It works well with an eave and soffit vents, which helps allow cooler, humid air to enter the lower part of the attic through the small passage without the need for any electricity and other energy to fully function.
Think of the Ridge vent as a protection for a costly roofing replacement. Ridge vent helps prolong the life span of your roofs due to the impacts of our day-to-day home activities that require warm water such as laundry, dishes, showering, and even cleaning of hands.
Each time you do one of these in-house activities, a warm, moist, and steamy air is released– this air has nowhere else to go and ends up in your attic.
You may not notice this immediately, but in the long run, that trapped moisture will saturate your roof, causing it to crack and age prematurely. And for some that have smaller attic space, it leads to the growth of mildew and mold- yikes!
A ridge vent is usually used to provide a good ventilation system inside the house without the need to worry about a spike in your energy bill unlike houses with finished air conditioning inside the attic.
If this is your case, a roofing expert’s advice is needed to have a fresh, well-circulated, and continuous airflow to keep you warm during cold weather and cool within the summer season.
How Can I Solve My Ventilation Problems?
The first step in identifying whether your ventilation system is breathing well is by having it professionally inspected.
At Crazy Horse Roofing, getting a professional roofing inspection is easy and free!
All you need to do is let us know by calling us at (970) 397-5306 or contact us online, and one of our roofing specialists have your roof inspected for free to find out the problem then we will provide you with affordable and valuable recommendations.
Let us help you with your roofing problems, and never worry again about the protection of your family from inside your home.