We install soffit, gable & ridge vents for effective attic ventilation
It’s understandable that roof ventilation is often overlooked, as most people are simply worried about their roof keeping their home dry. However, a well-ventilated roof can make life easier and better for those living beneath it. Proper roof and attic ventilation can lower heating and cooling costs, improve interior comfort, and grant longer life to roof tiles or shingles.
In the summertime, a properly ventilated roof allows hot air in the attic to escape, reducing the demand on your air conditioning system. In the winter, ventilation combines with good attic insulation to keep the roof surface cold, so that snow won’t melt on the roof surface and then freeze to form ice dams along the eaves.
Allstate Construction Roofing installs and repairs ridge vents and other types of roof vents. We are Southwest FL’s expert roofing contractors for roofing solutions that include roof replacement, roof repair and more. Contact us for a free inspection for ridge vent installation in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples and throughout Florida.
Types of roof vents
There are different types of roof vents, and different strategies for achieving effective roof ventilation. Here’s a brief overview:
Sometimes referred to as attic fans, PAVs come in several forms. Some are designed to be mounted on the roof, while others mount in the attic floor or the gable end. All PAVs contain an electrically powered fan (usually controlled by a thermostat) that exhausts hot air from the attic on hot summer days.
A PAV should not be necessary if a roof has properly sized and installed ridge and soffit vents. While a PAV will definitely exhaust hot air from the attic during hot weather, it consumes electricity, and can actually suck cooled air from the living space through leaks in the attic floor.
For this reason, many home energy experts recommend passive roof ventilation over active ventilation with a PAV.
Add roof vents to ensure a long-lasting roof over your head
If your roof is not well-ventilated, ask a roofing contractor about improving roof ventilation with ridge, soffit or gable-end vents. All of these roof vents can be installed in an existing roof, or when your roofing is being replaced.
The specialists at Allstate Construction Roofing can help you choose the right type of roof vents for your home. We can install and repair roof vents and improve your attic ventilation.
Our professional roofing services, including roof replacement, are available throughout Southwest FL, including Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, and nearby. Call us at 1-866-ROOF-NOW to get a free inspection on any of your roofing needs.