Proper ventilation of a roof considerably important to overall performance and lifespan of a roof assembly. According to most building codes, you should have one square foot of ventilation for every 150 square feet of attic floor space. Ventilation of your roof can be accomplished using several different methods and products:
Such products are generally installed along a roofs ridge. Some ridge vent products are available for installation on roof hips. These products add height to a roofs ridge line and are covered with standard ridge cap shingles. Installing a ridge vent may limit the installation of high profile hip and ridge shingles.
A common method of roof ventilation, these covered openings allow air to escape from a roof. They are available in metal, plastic, and aluminum. These products are generally installed towards the top of a roof line with even spacing.
Electric Power Vents
Power vents utilize a thermostat and humidistat to control the heat and moister inside a roof attic. Power vents are more efficient than box vents and therefore less are usually required to meet ventilation code requirements. These products require electricity.
Solar powered Vents
Solar powered vents are similar to power vents, however do not require a power source. Like a power vent, they utilize a thermostat and humidistat to control heat and moisture. Solar vents store energy throughout the day and use it as needed. Solar vents have gained popularity as they have become more economical and readily available. This choice is green conscious and has many benefits for the home and our environment.