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    Roof Vents Installation Service

    Roof vents are an essential part of a healthy roof. In essence, a roof vent allows your home to breathe! If there is a buildup of moisture in the wooden paneling, it may be time to cut a hole and insert a roof vent. There can be moisture in your roof for many reasons. It could be from faulty flashing or missing shingles. It could be from the moisture in your house that rises to the ceiling (from a laundry room, kitchen, bathroom, or sauna etc). Our roof vent installation service will help correct any moisture issues that you may be facing.

    Proper attic ventilation will prevent the premature aging of your roofing system. It’ll also help prevent condensation from building up within your attic and ceiling. This moisture, if left untreated, could have serious deleterious effects, such as wood rot, infestations, and ongoing roofing damage. There are many different types of roof vents, yet they all share the same purpose. It’s best to talk to a certified roofing professional, as the ‘best’ option varies from home to home. Depending on the construction of the house, you may need more soffit & ridge vents than static vents.

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    Signs You Need New Roof Vents

    There are a number of signs to watch out for. Take a quick at-home inspection to see if you need a professional roofer to come out for a further inspection: 

    1. During a hot summer day, go into your attic and check for a hot ceiling. If your ceiling is hot to the touch, it means that your attic is essentially a solar oven, which will dramatically raise the A/C bills in your household. 
    2. If your roof has no ventilation at all. On some roofs, the previous roofing team did not add the correct amount of vents – or worse, none at all! You may need a ridge vent or static vent to solve some of the moisture issues in your attic or home. 
    3. During the winter time, check to see if a number of ice ridges are forming on the eaves of your roof. This happens because snow melts due to the warm air that gets trapped in the attic. When the water refreezes, it creates an ice dam (which can be dangerous for your roof and the inhabitants!).
    4. Check your attic during the winter. If you see frost or damp wood, you’ll need to install attic vents for better insulation. 

    Soffit and Ridge Vents

    Soffit vents = underneath a roof’s overhang (known as the soffit)

    Ridge vents = run along the peak of a roof. 

    These two vents work together to provide a proper point of exit and entry for the moisture. The ridge vents will provide an escape for any moisture or hot air that is accumulated in the attic, while a soffit vent allows cool air from the outside to be drawn up into the rafters. Without these two vents, the attic would become an unbearably humid, musty, damp, dark, and moldy environment.

    Drip Edge Vents and Static Vents

    In the event that your roof cannot accommodate soffit vents, you should consider a drip edge vent. This type of vent encourages the shedding of water and moisture at the rakes and eves of a roof. The slits that are found in a  drip edge vent will also help ventilate an attic. However, we recommend against using these vents in very cold climates, as they are known to produce ice dams.

    Static vents are non-motorized vents are installed near the ridge of a roof and encourage an unrestricted flow of air out of the attic. If more than one static vent needs to be installed, a roofing professional will center the static vents between the rafter and then install the vents at regular intervals in a straight, horizontal line on the roof.

    Gable Vents

    A gable on a roof is where the two pitches of a roof meet in a triangle. A gable vent is installed near that point. While these vents can function as both an exhaust and an intake, they require strong windows to be effective. We also recommend not to install a gable vent on the side of a roof that is exposed to driving, heavy rain on a frequent basis. When we do recommend these vents, we also usually recommend additional soffit vents as well.

    Roof Vent Cap Installation

    Proper ventilation is crucial if you want moisture to escape from your roof. With new roof vents installed, you’ll be able to walk away from the project with a sigh of relief; you won’t have to worry about roof ventilation issues after a few new static vents are installed. 

    Great roof ventilation will extend the lifespan of your shingles and roof, lower your electricity bills, and reduce the number of ice dams that form during the winter months. 

    Why Hire Us for Roof Vents?

    We have years of experience installing roof vents and know what it takes to make your roof secure.  For a commercial and residential professional roofing contractor in Southeast Florida, contact Tornado Roofing today! We’ll be able to tell you how many new roof vents you’ll need to ensure proper ventilation. 

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