What Kind of Roof Vents Can Be Installed for My Home?
AmeriPro Roofing provides various roof ventilation installations and repairs to help you stay comfortable and safe in your home. We have the skills and tools to accommodate your home’s needs, from ridge vent repair to soffit vent installation.
A box vent on a roof can also be called a low-profile, flat, turtle or static vent. Another name for this type of vent is a louver. It has no moving parts, providing simple yet effective functions. A roof box vent installation involves cutting a hole out of the roof and placing the vent on top, letting rising hot air and moisture escape.
Wind-driven roof turbine vents work much like box vents, allowing heat and moisture to escape through a hole. The difference is that when the wind is blowing, turbine vents move more air than box vents by spinning and drawing hot air and moisture up out of the attic. A turbine vent installation is a simple way to take advantage of the wind to keep your roof cool.
Power Roof Vents
Power ventilators use motor-powered fans to pull hot air and moisture out of the attic. Some power roof vent installations come with thermostats and humidistats, which trigger when the attic reaches a specific temperature. A roof power vent repair or installation will ensure your roof has proper airflow.
Roof ridge vents are installed on the roof’s ridge and have no moving parts. They run the length of the roof, blending into the roofline. The most efficient system you can install is a ridge vent combined with a vented soffit.
A soffit exhaust vent provides a way for air to travel through the roof. These roof vents are installed in soffits and eaves. A soffit vent repair or installation is a subtle way to bring adequate airflow to your roof. These vents are especially effective when used with a continuous ridge vent.
Many times when you see a cupola roof, it’s mainly for decoration. These installations can sometimes be functioning static roof vents, though. A roof cupola sits atop a ridge and allows hot air and moisture to rise and escape the building. They usually fill a support role to another roof vent system since they are limited in their abilities.