Top-Notch Roof Ventilation Is a Must in Central Florida

You may not realize it, but proper ventilation is absolutely essential for a properly functioning roof. It helps extend the roof’s lifespan, regulates your home’s temperature, and reduces energy costs. In this article, the professionals at A.O. Roofing will be taking a closer look at roof ventilation and why it’s so important.

What Is Roof Ventilation?

Roof ventilation uses various vents to allow for continuous airflow through the attic space. Common types of roof vents include:

  • Wind turbines: These vents move with the wind to create excellent ventilation.
  • Box vents (aka Louvers): These are installed in a hole cut out of the roof, typically near the roof ridge, allowing hot air and moisture to escape.
  • Soffit vents (aka eave vents): These are installed into the eaves to allow cool air to enter near the eaves.
  • Ridge vents: These vents are installed along the roof’s horizontal edge, creating an exit point for hot air and evenly distributing temperature along the roof.

The Benefits of Roof Ventilation

Proper roof ventilation provides plenty of benefits, including:

  • Temperature regulation: Ventilation will help regulate the temperature in your attic. By extension, this regulates temperature in the entire building. 
  • Moisture control: Warm air can rise to the attic, cool, and condense, creating moisture buildup that causes mold, mildew, and rot. Ventilation will dispel this moist air to keep the attic dry.
  • Energy savings: Because ventilation helps regulate temperature and moisture, it reduces the load on your air conditioning system, helping you spend less on energy costs
  • Extends roof lifespan: Thanks to all the previously listed benefits, proper insulation also helps reduce stress on your roof, extending its lifespan and reducing the need for repairs and maintenance. 

Roof Ventilation Isn’t Optional, It’s Essential

With proper ventilation, you can keep energy costs down, maintain a comfortable temperature, and extend your roof’s lifespan. Because of this, proper roof ventilation is an absolute must for any roof, especially here in Central Florida where it’s only May and the temperatures are in the upper 90s! Are you interested to learn how your roof’s ventilation stacks up? Contact the pros at A.O. Roofing Services today to see how we can help. 

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