Different Types of Roof Vents

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Having a roof that is properly vented is important to remove hot air and moisture. If both of these are allowed to remain in the attic, it will cause mold to grow—and that could cause a variety of health problems. Excess moisture and heat can also lead to the roof rotting, and that could cause a collapse.

In addition to removing moisture, proper roof ventilation also moderates the temperature throughout the house and could help reduce heating and cooling costs. Thus, having the right ventilation in your roof could be beneficial in a variety of different ways.

Knowing what kind of roof ventilation your roof needs will depend on how your home is designed and the climate you live in. The best roof vent will be one that takes into account how the air flows throughout your home and how the roof is designed. It will also account for how many cubic square feet of space is in your attic and how to get the air out effectively. A ventilation calculator can help homeowners get a rough estimate.

Some of the most common types of roof vents are described below.

Box Vent

This vent is installed over a hole that has been cut into the roof. It is the simplest of the vents and has no moving parts. The hole allows the hot air and moisture to escape. These can be limited in their effectiveness, so several box vents are usually required.

Wind Turbines

These types of vents have moving parts but not engines; they rely on the wind to move them. The spinning action draws the hot air and moisture up and out of the attic.

Power Vents

These have a motor that turns a fan to pull moisture and hot air out of the attic. They require electricity to run, and they may be connected to the house’s electrical grid.

The type of vent you have on your house will depend on numerous factors, including the design of your house.

If you’re wondering if your vents are working properly, talk to the pros at At the Top Restoration today and have them come take a look!