Roof Ventilation

Your roofing contractor will apply all the material that keeps your home from the elements; they will inspect against moisture leaks and check for damaged structural concern. What they will most certainly do is, offer suggestions on how to get the hot air out of your attic. An overheated attic, caused by the constant bearing down and absorption of solar rays, can over heat the air in your attic to unbearable temperatures. This heat can do some significant damage to rafters, roof decking and your new shingles if it isn’t provided an avenue to escape.

For many years, ventilation meant installing gable vents on multiple “ends” of your home just below the roof peak creating the opportunity for heat to escape. Gable vents do perform, but modern studies of home and roof structures have shown that other options can be incorporated into roof that allows better management of that constant buildup of heat.

And it is indeed management. CQ Roofing technicians will assess what type of ventilation works best for your home as there are several factors to consider,CQ Roofing technicians will assess what type of ventilation works best for your home as there are several factors to consider,

  • Roof design
  • Attic space
  • Amount of available ridge line

Ventilation options may include:

Ridge Vents

Turbine Vents

Solar Powered vents

Electric Attic Ventilator

Roof Caps

Passive Gable Vent

Electric Gable Vent Fan

Dryer, bathroom, kitchen vents

There are two different types of vents. Active and Passive

Passive vents use the natural forces of nature, such as wind and convection, to move air through and out of your attic. Gable vents are a type of passive vents. Other types are ridge vents, slant back and roof caps. They allow heat to escape and have no moving parts.

Active vents work by creating a “drawing” effect that pulls the air in with intake vents and allows a type of vacuum that pushes heated air out. Turbine vents do have moving parts but only moving because passing air causes the turbine louvers to move pulling heat out. Power vents such as electric attic ventilators can be set on thermostats that operate whenever the attic temperature reaches a determine target.

Know the Difference Between Intake and Exhaust

To have the best ventilation system, there needs to be a balance between intake and exhaust

  • Intake : These vents allow for the pulling IN of air into the attic
  • Exhaust : They send air back outside from the attic.

Both active and passive vents work best when there is a way to pulled outside air in to push and displace the even hotter attic air to exhaust. In some cases, soffit intake vents are cut into the eves facing downward to allow “cooler” intake of air to create the exhaust vacuum.

The CQ Roofing team is well experienced in what works best in the Florida panhandle region. There is a lot of science in managing the temperature of a dwelling or commercial building. Chris and his team can provide you with the most modern options to protect your investments.

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Find out why local residents turn to CQ Roofing for quality roofing and improvement services. Call us today at (850) 683-4169 to request a free estimate, or submit our online contact form. We serve residents of Crestview, Baker, Holt, Laurel Hill, Valparaiso, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach and Destin.

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