Having a say in how your home should be constructed is one of the best things about being a homeowner. In choosing which roof to go with, choosing which vents to use must also be considered. Today, Sentry Exteriors, one of the top roofing and gutter companies in the area, takes a closer look at the different types and styles of roof vents.
They are one of the most popular intake vents or vents that take in air to flow into your home. Installed under the roof’s overhang called the soffit, they are characterized by narrow slits that allow space for airflow for proper ventilation. Made from materials like aluminum or vinyl, they are available in various types and styles.
Together with soffit vents, ridge vents provide the best and most efficient way to protect your roofing system. Roofing contractors make sure to include these vents during installation to give roofing systems even temperature distribution and a more attractive look. Also, these vents aid in delaying the signs of roof aging to preserve the value and extend the life span of the roof.
These vents are installed on the exterior wall of the house near the roof ridge. They can function as both intake and exhaust vents, but for them to be effective, they rely on strong winds for the roof to receive proper airflow.
They are one of the many vents that are installed over a hole cut out of the roof. Made of either metal or hard plastic, their role is to provide a way out for rising hot air and moisture. They are most effective when installed as close to the roof ridge.
Sentry Roofing is your certified roofer, providing services to both commercial and residential customers. We offer only high-quality roofing materials from some of the best-known brands, including GAF, CertainTeed, and Owens Corning. We also offer gutters and gutter guards, as well as exterior home improvement services like siding and window installations.
Call us today at (434) 239-6722 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Charlottesville, VA, and the surrounding areas.