Roof ridge vents help to effectively prolong and protect a homeowner's roof from
common culprits within the home, including moisture and heat. Found
on most new homes, roof ridge vents offer a very simple and effective
technology that many homeowners are relatively uninformed about. Especially
here in Texas, with the HOT summers, finding the proper ventilation is very
OUT THIS VIDEO THAT EXPLAINS HOW RIDGE-VENT WORKS!!
Air Homes without roof ridge vents have the issue of an escape route for
outside air flowing into the attic. The problem with traditional roofing is
that once the outside air goes into the attic, it has no way to escape.
Roof ridge-vent allows the outside air that enters to escape out the
top of the roof, preventing damage--such as premature aging and cracking--to
the attic and roof.
Moisture can be released from
many activities that are performed within homes, including running a washer,
using a dishwasher or taking a shower. Moisture is one of the leading causes
of damage to rafters, shingles, walls and insulation within homes.
Roof ridge vents help to release moisture from homes, which is
especially useful during the winter when moisture has a greater
With the help of wind, a
ventilation system is created in the attic with a roof ridge vent. As wind
passes over the roof ridge vent, it draws air out of the attic. Fresh air is
then drawn into the underside of the vent, creating a circulation system of
Most homeowners prefer the look of roof
ridge vents--which are sleek and blend in well with the other shingles--to
other forms of ventilation systems, which often consist of large fans,
turbines and vents.
Another benefit of roof
ridge ventilation systems is that they are effective without being used in
combination with other systems. Other types of ventilation systems,
such as fans and powered ventilators, can even have an adverse effect when
used with roof ridge vents because of airflow issues.