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What Does A Roof Vent Do?

What Does A Roof Vent Do?

We take care of all things roofing here at Atlanta Pro Roofing. We provide premium roofing services, repairs, replacements, and installations but our work does not stop there. We are also dedicated to helping our community understand their roofing and save money at the same time. In this article, we will review roof vents, their importance, and their benefits. If you decide to seek an expert’s opinion or service, then feel free to call Atlanta Pro Roofing and speak with a friendly representative. Without further delay, let’s learn about roof vents.

What Exactly Is A Roof Vent?

You probably already know about the basics of ventilation. It is the flow of air through intake and exhaust systems. A roof vent allows a continuous circulation of air, which in turn improves indoor temperature and regulates moisture. 

Why You Should Upkeep Your Roof Vent?

Roof vents can be easy to take for granted or forget, considering their location at the peak of your building. However, they play an important role in keeping your home habitable. Quality ventilation will keep your attic cool, keep out moisture, and prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and other allergens. All of these are especially important in warm and humid environments such as Atlanta’s. Roof vents are helpful even in cold environments by decreasing damage caused by ice dams. 
Keeping up with your roof vent’s maintenance can therefore save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on repairs, replacements, and damage restoration costs. The professionals at Atlanta Pro Roofing are always ready to help if you need expert assistance with your roof vent.

How Many Roof Vents Should There Be?

A specialist from Atlanta Pro Roofing can give you a specific number of roof vents that you need for your particular roof, but the general rule of thumb is to have one roof vent for every 300 square feet. If you do not have a vapor barrier, though, you will need one roof vent for every 150 square feet. The experts at Atlanta Pro Roofing can help you with roof vent installations as well as vapor barriers. Give us a call to consult with a professional today.

Types of Roof Vents

There are many types of roof vents, but the most common ones are static vents, ridge vents, and gable vents. Static vents are basically vent-covered holes. Ridge vents run along the peak of your roof and protect your home from rain and snow. Gable vents are installed at the ends of the attic.

When to Repair or Replace Your Roof Vent

If you want your roof vent to last its full potential and, by extension, extend the lifetime of your roof, then we recommend you have your system inspected once every three years. Cracks, loose vents, and broken or missing tiles around the vents are all reasons for worry. Call Atlanta Pro Roofing to schedule your flexible appointment. Our experts can guide you through your next options. We are ready to take your call.
 

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