Roof Ventilation and Ridge Vents

Oct 23, 2019Education, Uncategorized

Proper ventilation prevents moisture issues in your attic, premature aging of your roof, and shingle cracking. Roof ventilation will also help maintain a healthy indoor environment.

When warm air from your home meets cooler air in your attic, condensation can occur. Proper ventilation will prevent this by making sure air escapes, prohibiting mold growth on plywood and rafters that can cause structural problems.

We’ve completed roofing projects on homes from Silverdale to Port Townsend using the VentSure Ridge Vent, to help homeowners achieve maximum ventilation for their new roof.

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The VentSure ridge vent installs on the peak of the roof allowing exhaust ventilation all along the roofline – end-to-end. It has a low profile, shingle-over design that blends in with the roof. Once installed, this ridge vent provides exceptional attic ventilation and is almost invisible from the ground.

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Design features include an external baffle and internal weather filter for optimum airflow and weather protection. Less than an inch in height, this molded, high-impact copolymer shingle-over ridge vent permits capping of the ridge with shingles like the rest of the roof.

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Here’s how it works:

  • The external wind baffle directs airflow up and over the vent, creating an area of low pressure over the vent openings, pulling air out of the attic — even when the wind is not 100% perpendicular to the vent.
  • The external wind baffle also deflects rain and snow over the vent, protecting the roof and attic from weather infiltration.
  • An internal weather filter fabric helps trap fine snow before it can enter the attic, and protects against dust and insect intrusion.

If your thinking about getting a new roof on your home, contact Integrity Roofing & Construction today and find out if the VentSure Ridge Vent is the product you need to give your roof a breath of fresh air!