One component of your roofing system that is non-negotiable is ridge vents. Installed at the peak of a sloped roof, ridge vents help to prolong the life of your roof by releasing heat and moisture that build up in your attic. Read on to find out more about the important role ridge vents play in your home’s ventilation system.
The Importance of Ventilation
Take a moment to think about all the things you do in your home that require warm water: laundry, dishes, showering, washing hands. Each time you do one of these activities, warm, moist air is released. Because warm air rises, it inevitably ends up in the attic. When this air has nowhere else to go, it will permeate your roof, causing it to crack and age prematurely. Moisture trapped in a small attic space can lead to the growth of mildew and mold.
How Ridge Vents Help
Ridge vents take care of the problem of heated attic air by releasing it to the outside. They’re especially helpful during summer months because they lower the heat in the attic so that an air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard. They work just as efficiently in snowy weather as in fair, because the warm air streaming out of them melts away any ice or snow that it comes in contact with, preventing any buildup or blockages. Ridge vents not only help extend the lifespan of your roof, they do the same for your drywall, insulation and siding by keeping moisture out and preventing premature breakdown of the materials.
Ridge Vents Combine Beauty and Energy Efficiency
When properly installed by an experienced roofer, ridge vents can increase the energy efficiency of your home and help lengthen its life. These are not the only benefits, however. Ridge vents also add a pleasing visual element to your home’s aesthetics, adding to the beauty of your home’s exterior and giving it greater curb appeal.
Ridge vents are just one of the many different components that make up a complete roofing system. Regular maintenance is important for keeping your roof strong, so if any part of your roof is in need of help, contact Muth & Company Roofing at (614) 682-3060 to schedule a roof or gutter repair.
Muth & Company Roofing is a certified Master Elite Contractor through GAF servicing Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area including Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany, and nearby communities. Muth & Company provides roofing installation services, as well as gutter installation, gutter replacement, gutter repair, attic insulation, skylight installation, and roof repair. We’re proud to offer metal roofing installation and metal roof financing services.
We use quality, feature-rich products including GAF American Harvest Shingles as well as the full GAF roofing system to deliver superior protection and warranties. If you’re in need of an experienced, trusted roofing or gutter company in the Columbus, Ohio region, don’t hesitate to call Muth & Company for a free estimate at (614) 682-3060 today!