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What You Need to Know About Roofs and Attic Ventilation Skip to main content

When it comes to roofing systems, not a lot of homeowners pay much attention to ventilation. After all, it’s not something that homeowners often see and therefore, it’s possible to forget about it. However, as the homeowner, it’s your responsibility to know as much as you can about your home’s attic ventilation system.

In this article, the roofing contractors of CQ Roofing discuss everything you need to know about your attic ventilation system.

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Benefits of Roof Vents

Attic ventilation systems bring numerous benefits to your home. For instance, it allows proper circulation to your attic, preventing moisture buildup that can cause roof rot and mold growth. It also allows excess heat to leave your home. This prevents your roof from being baked from the inside out and causing your shingles to curl. Other than that, if you live in an area that sees snow and ice during the winter, the attic ventilation also prevents ice dams from forming and causing moisture damage and water leaks in your home.

Types of Roof Vents

According to roof repair experts, there are many kinds of roof vents for you to consider. These vents include the soffit vents, which is the most common kind of intake vent; gable vents, which are placed on the roofing gables; turbine vents, a type of vent that uses a wind-powered turbine to suck the hot air out of the roof; and ridge vents, an exhaust vent that’s usually placed along the peak of your roof.

When installing a roof vent in your home, it’s never recommended that you attempt a DIY. Instead, consider enlisting the services of a roofing and ventilation expert like CQ Roofing to get the job done. That way, you can avoid any mistakes that can cost a significant amount to rectify.

How to Determine How Many Vents You Should Have

It can be a bit difficult to determine how many vents a roof should have. However, a general rule of thumb is that you should install one for every 300 square feet if your roof has a vapor barrier and one for every 150 square feet if you don’t have a vapor barrier. As measuring the distance between each vent can be risky to do on your own, don’t hesitate to enlist the help of an expert to do it for you.

Looking for someone who can help you install attic ventilation on your roof? Don’t hesitate to turn to CQ Roofing, your number one service provider when it comes to roof inspection and maintenance projects. Give us a call at (850) 683-4169 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Fort Walton Beach, FL, and other nearby areas.