The ridge vent is designed to circulate air underneath the structure to prevent moisture buildup. It is installed at the peak of the roof, running its length, and has a low-profile design that allows it to blend well with the roof covering. Today, Easton Roofing, one of the leading roofing contractors in the area, talks about the biggest advantages of ridge vents.
Your roof is responsible for protecting your property from weather elements such as rain and hail, but it also needs sufficient ventilation in order to prevent the accumulation of mold and mildew in the attic crawlspace and underside of the eaves. Through the vents installed along the roof ridge, warm and moist air can escape from the attic and fend off organic growth that usually results in wood rot and other health issues.
Ridge vents are built with airspace, which enables proper airflow along the top of the house and underneath the roofing. It has two main components: an external baffle, which generates external pressure to draw air out of the attic, and an interior weather filter, which keeps debris and insects out.
To ensure continuous airflow, the ridge vent works with the soffit vent. Warm air enters the perforated soffit panel located under the eaves and escapes through the ridge vent.
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Ultimately, the ridge vent offers protection against some of the most common culprits behind roof failure. Without cool, fresh air to replace moisture-filled air, the roofing system will become more susceptible to mold and rot. When heat collects in areas like the attic, it can bake the sheathing and shingles and lead to the premature aging of the roof.
Contact Easton Roofing at (913) 933-8065 or fill out our convenient online form and we will set up a time to meet with you for a free consultation. From attic ventilation and gutter installation to roof replacement and roof repair, you can count on our team to deliver the great results you expect on time. We serve residents and business owners in and around Kansas City.