Why Ridge Vents are the Best for Attic Ventilation

Proper attic ventilation is critical to the performance of your roofing system and the comfort of your home.

When replacing your roof. It’s important to look at the ventilation in your home’s attic space. A vented attic allows moisture to escape, preventing condensation that can damage the roof sheathing and preventing ice dam formation.

Ventilating attic space through the use of outside air has the added benefit of reducing attic temperatures during the hot summer which can lighten the energy costs associated with cooling the home.  Not only is ventilation a smart thing to do, it’s required by the 2012 International Residential Code on all new and re-roofing jobs.

A home’s attic will intake air at the eaves, or edges, of the roof and that air needs to be exhausted out of the attic at the ridge.  This can be accomplished through the use of a ridge vent. A ridge vent should run the entire length of the roof peak.

To ensure peak performance, the ridge vent should use the latest technologies which is why we choose the ShingleVent II from Air Vent., Inc. It is made of durable, co-polymer resins so it remains sturdy. It features a weather filter for advanced protection from rain, snow, dust and insect intrusion. The external wind baffles create low pressure above the vent to pull air up and out of the attic.

Cap shingles install easily overtop of the ShingleVent II, making it virtually invisible and a seamless part of the roof.  It comes with a five-year limited, lifetime warranty that is transferable. Learn more about the ridge vent, how it works and why it is important in their homeowner brochure.