One of the best things about being a homeowner is having a say in the design and construction of your property. When investing in a new roof, choosing which vents to use must also be considered. Today, Polk Contracting, Inc., the leading roofing and insurance restoration contractor in the area, takes a closer look at the different types of roof vents and their unique benefits.
- Soffit Vents – These are among the most popular intake vents used in homes. Soffit vents can be installed easily under the roof’s overhang or soffit. Their narrow slits provide ample space for airflow resulting in good ventilation. Made from materials like aluminum or vinyl, these vents are available in a wide range of types and styles.
- Wind Turbine – Also known as the Whirlybird vent, this type of roof vent is likely to provide more airflow than the other options. While it doesn’t consist of motors, it relies solely on the wind’s power. As the wind blows, the moving parts of the wind turbine draw out the hot air and moisture from the attic, ventilating the roof. As the top local roofing contractor, we can install this type of roof vent in your home so you can enjoy more regulated airflow.
- Box Vents – As with many other vent types, they are installed over a hole cut out of the roof. Box vents are made of either metal or hard plastic, and their role is to provide an escape route for rising hot air and moisture. For the best results, make sure they are installed as close to the roof ridge.
- Gable Vents – They are installed on the exterior wall of the house, near the roof ridge. Gable vents can function as both intake and exhaust vents, but to become effective, they must come in contact with strong winds first for the roof to receive proper airflow.
Whatever residential roofing service you need, from the installation of roof vents to replacing your old roof, you can count on Polk Contracting, Inc. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (410) 660-2922 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Bel Air, Abingdon, MD, and the surrounding communities.