An underrated detail of a well-installed, well-maintained roof, regardless of what it’s made of, is striking the right chord when it comes to ventilation. Today’s technologies in the construction industry offer multiple ways to achieve peak ventilation and create a comfortable atmosphere in your home. The downside is, the plethora of options often leads to confusion, and later, frustration, for homeowners. In 2018, direct your questions about ventilating your home—from methods to location to why it should be prioritized in your next home improvement or roofing project—to our team of experts over at Prime Roofing.
So what is ventilation anyway, and why is it integral to achieving the very best and comfortable atmosphere inside a home? It all comes down to controlling just how warm or cold the air in your home can become, regardless of outside temperatures or heat created by activities or residents inside. Proper ventilation methods can create a way for moist or warm air to escape to the outdoors. This often happens through a roof or the attic directly beneath it. This is why roofing experts often deal with most questions about ventilation, aside from HVAC experts. It’s technically our territory! Plus, proper ventilation through your home’s roof is best for preserving a home and it’s many working parts as temperatures swing and change throughout the seasons here in Colorado. In other climates, ventilation reduces strain overall on a home’s heating and/or cooling system by helping exterior air cycle and escape the crevices of a home.
Types of roof ventilation systems come in a range of shapes and sizes, and can unfortunately be quite complicated to an untrained eye. But, our team at Prime Roofing understands how to achieve perfection when it comes to ventilating your home and improving airflow throughout. We specialize in roofing services such as repairs, installation, replacement, and consultations over design and ventilation. It’s never the wrong choice to contact your local roofing contractors at My Prime Roofing, as we keep your home and family in mind with each decision about your roof.
Ventilation systems in Colorado commonly come in box, ridge, and off-ridge vent system forms. There are also power vents, which are a type of box vent system that takes advantage of wind turbines. Box vents are simple, static vents without any motors or moving parts to handle. It’s simply a convection system, working naturally and taking advantage of normal airflow. Ridge vents are also static and, as the name suggests, appear along the ridge of the roof they sit on. They’re a common choice due to their subtlety and visual appeal. Off-ridge vents are static as well, and cover a section of the roof that’s cut out near a ridge, but not on it. Unfortunately, these are not the most efficient option, but these decisions all come down to which ventilation system fits your home and family based on location, budget, and type of roof.
Call Prime Roofing to speak with our team about your roof’s ventilation and how to improve it in 2018.