Does my roof really need ridge vents?

Roofing ridge vents in Charlotte NC

Let me ask you this. How many times in the last year have you thought about your attic? If you are like most people, not that many times! The attic is one of those places in your home that is most left untouched until you hear a critter crawling around in there or you see water leaks coming through your ceilings and decide to investigate. The truth is, although we may think that everything is fine in your attic, an improperly ventilated or insulated attic will slowly cause damage to your shingles and increase your home energy costs.

Having a proper ventilation system in your attic will drastically reduce the amount of moisture and help to increase the lifespan of your roof. Too much moisture and trapped heat inside of your attic can actually cause your shingles to blister. The whole idea behind roof ventilation is to ensure a good constant stream of air circulation which will help reduce the moisture.

Ridge vents are a different type of ventilation system, and usually installed on the peaks of the roofs. The purpose of the ridge vent is to allow warm, humid air to slip out. The ridge vent works with the soffit vents to ensure that the attic gets the best ventilation. So, this is what happens when a proper ventilation system is installed. Cold air is introduced through the soffit vents, once the cold air is in, the heated air accelerates the cold air and it is lifted to the top of the attic, and then out of the ridge vents, providing a cold roof affect.

As your roofing contractor, Charlotte Pro roofing ensures customers that we use most effective ridge vents from reputable manufactures such a GAF. If your home is in need of a roof replacement and especially if you have an older home, chances are that the air circulation in your roof is insufficient and needs to be fixed. From soffit to ridge vents, you can be sure that we will do everything possible to ensure that your new roof is installed over a surface that is sound, secure and properly ventilated.