Roof vents come in a variety of shapes and sizes, thanks to the rapid advancement of modern technology. To achieve proper ventilation, the correct number of intake and exhaust vents is most important. A typical summer day in Florida ranges from 90 to 100 degrees. According to our research, this type of ambient heat can raise the temperature of your roof’s surface to 150 degrees or higher. Between your air-conditioned home and the 150+ degree baking temperature on your roof, your attic is your only line of defence. There are numerous advantages to proper attic ventilation for homeowners.
Hot air will escape more efficiently and cool air will enter through the soffit vents if your attic space is ventilated. As a result, the temperature drops, making it easier for your air conditioner and your wallet to cool your home during the hot summer months.
Proper ventilation can help prevent moisture buildup in your attic and greatly reduce your chances of mould and mildew with this increase in air flow efficiency. By preventing condensation, you can extend the life of your home’s insulation.
Proper ventilation is the most straightforward way to ensure that your roof lasts its entire lifetime. Because of the lack of ventilation in Florida, your shingles granules will “blister” and fall out of the shingle mat, exposing the fibreglass skeleton of your shingles.
What type of vents should I instal in my house?
Because every home is built differently, different ventilation methods may be required. The following are the three most common types of exhaust vents found in Florida:
Ridge Vents are a type of ridge vent that is
In recent years, ridge vents have grown in popularity. They’re made to keep your attic’s temperature more evenly and consistently regulated than other options.
With the raised ridge line, Ridge Vents have a very appealing curb appeal. They do a fantastic job and look even better. Ridge Vents, on the other hand, have much higher lineal footage requirements, so they aren’t suitable for every home. Do you want to learn more about ridge vents? To see if this is the right fit for you, go to
Off Ridge Vents
In our opinion, the most popular and effective non-mechanical ventilation method available! A single 6ft Off-Ridge Vent can provide up to 1600cfm of ventilation. Isn’t it amazing?
While this is an older technology, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” as the saying goes. They’re made of metal rather than plastic, and they’ve been tested to withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour. Some people prefer the look of this type of vent because it may resemble the “ridges” of your roof line.
Solar Powered Attic Vent
Do you want to go green while also saving money? The Solar Powered Roof Mounted Attic Vent is the perfect solution for you. Do you have a hot room or spend a lot of time in and out of your attic?
You might find that a solar-powered attic vent is the answer you’ve been looking for! This is currently the most reliable mechanical ventilation option. When your attic gets too hot, this solar-powered vent starts sucking in cool air through your soffit vents while pulling hot air up and out the exhaust fan.
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