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Installing Roof Ventilation – What You Should Know

Roof ventilation brings a flow of fresh air into your attic. Nearly all homes have passive ventilation built into the ridgeline, but you can also install additional vents that continuously remove hot air and moisture from your attic. Intake and exhaust vents pull in and expel air to help regulate your home’s temperature. Finding the right contractor to guide you through the process facilitates the decision-making process.

At ACE Construction & Remodeling, Inc., we install roof ventilation for homeowners in East Central Indiana. If you’re already planning to replace your roof, it’s the perfect time to add vents to improve airflow. This article covers the benefits of proper ventilation and how to achieve it in your East Central Indiana home.

How Can Your Home Benefit from Improved Ventilation?

Do you know the signs that your home needs more ventilation? Roof leaks and poor temperature control may indicate it’s time to invest in vent installation services. Here are some of the top reasons homeowners add more ventilation:

  • Moderating attic temperatures, roof vents help regulate temperature in the entire house. 
  • Reducing moisture in the attic can prevent ice dams from forming during the winter.
  • Preventing moisture buildup may also prolong the life of your insulation.
  • Alleviating excess heat in the attic can promote energy efficiency, potentially resulting in lower monthly bills.
  • Eliminating condensation can prevent damage to roofing materials, including asphalt shingles.
  • Improving attic ventilation facilitates compliance with building codes.

You can also save money on your energy bills because better ventilation means your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard. 

How Do Roof Ventilation Systems Work?

Roof ventilation allows air to flow freely throughout your attic, preventing the area from becoming too moist or hot. However, improved attic ventilation can remedy this problem efficiently. 

The ventilation systems we install with new roofs typically use the wind and stack approaches to cool the attic. As hot air rises so does the pressure in the attic. Hot air cannot escape without openings which let in cooler air. Wind blowing against the home increases the cycle of intake and exhaust. The wind effect creates natural air flow to improve attic ventilation. However, some homes require mechanical systems with fans to keep the air moving and protect your home’s structure and comfort.

Are You Ready to Help Your Home Breathe?

Our local roofing installers know that your home needs to breathe right, just like people do. Improving roof ventilation can prevent the growth of mold and keep roofing and attic structures dry. This has many benefits, including the prevention of structural damage and leaks and discouraging pest infiltration.

Here’s an overview of what to expect during the ventilation installation process: 

  • Our installers drill right-sized holes to make space for the ventilation equipment. 
  • Next, we’ll mark the area designated for the vent (on the roof slope) or ventilation system (along the ridgeline).
  • After sawing the opening, our team can install the vents. 

At ACE Construction & Remodeling, Inc., we partner with trusted vendors to provide your home with low-profile solutions to poor ventilation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation or request a quote.