Understanding Your Options For Roofing Ventilation
There are several issues that homeowners may have when it concerns the roof and attic area. You may notice increased or ongoing mold. You also may notice an inability to maintain the home's temperature during severe cold or heat. If you are experiencing these issues, and you see a high fluctuation in your energy usage then you may need new roofing ventilation. Here are a few types of vents that a roofing contractor can install.
The most common form of roofing ventilation system is turbine vents. These vents are usually silver in color and made from stainless steel or aluminum. They are attached to the roof above the attic or attic crawlspace area. The turbines are usually round or oval in shape and operate on wind power. As the wind blows, the vents will move. When the vents move they will help to bring cooler air into the attic area and to remove the hot air in the area. These options are ideal if you do not want to worry about a power source for the ventilation and if you are trying to reduce mold or mildew issues.
Ridge vents are placed at the peak of your roof. They run along the continuous lines of the roof peak. A small area of your roof is removed just under the vents. This is to allow the hot air trapped in the attic or attic crawl space to exit and for fresh air to enter the space. Ridge vents are made to match your existing roofing tiles or shingles. The vents do not use a power source and can significantly help with energy consumption and proper ventilation to reduce mold and other related issues in your roofing and attic space.
Power vents are an all-in-one solution for many homeowners. The vents are operated through a temperature gauge or thermostat. When the attic temperature reaches a certain level that you can specify, the vent will kick on and begin cycling the air through the area. More advanced power vents have a thermostat as well as a humidity detector. When the attic reaches a specific humidity, the vents will also kick on. This gives you the ability to reduce your energy consumption, maintain the temperature of your home, reduce mold or mildew, and reduce the chances of humidity buildup to the area.
If you are considering any of these ventilation options for your roof, contact your local roofing contractor. They can help you with the different options that are suitable for your environment and budget. They can also help you with questions about installation and fees associated with the setup. You should also consider having a roof and attic inspection during the installation to ensure there are no other issues that you need to address.
Reach out to a local roofing contractor today to learn more.