When choosing the materials and colors that go into your new roof for your home, you certainly will need to be able to experience a bit of Roof vents. But why do you even need vents in the roof? And why so many extra vents anyway? You can make a quick list of the top 5 things to look for when buying rooftop venting systems. Each of these options works best for a specific roof type, and the one that works best for you will depend on the location of your home.
 
Why would a new roof need vents in the first place?

A roof vent’s best-known benefit is that it helps maintain your attic cooler during the summer months. But when you’re looking at it from the other direction it works to keep your attic cooler during the winter months especially. Additionally, decreasing the temperatures in your attic and increasing the air flow prevents damage, mold, rot and many other repairs homeowners face with an unventilated roof.

Adding vents are not just about controlling the attic temperature. Here are more reasons your roof needs good ventilation to help protect roofs and shingles.:

How many roof vents do I need?

The maximum amount of roof vents you can actually have in a single home is usually dictated by your rooftop’s depth. This is not the case for most people, as they just blindly want more vents because they’re extra work. Your roof vents should be split equally with half dedicated to air intake and half dedicated to air exhaust, that means a 2,400-square-foot home with a roof that has a moisture barrier would need 8 square feet of roof vent.

Of course, every house in every different climate is different, so we can look at the specific need of your home and assess exactly how many of your home needs.

What are the different kind of roof vents?

While every roof is different, when it comes to your roof with double-glazed windows, the type of vent you install can ultimately determine how comfortable your home feels and how easily or how expensive it is to repair.

Wind turbines

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The first thing to look at when deciding on a vent is the purpose it serves. If your home is located in a windy area, you may want to consider installing a wind turbine vent. These vent systems allow you to adjust the airflow so that you can regulate the amount of fresh air coming into your home. This is especially useful if you have young children or animals who may be sensitive to smells.

 
Power vents

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Depending on the size of your home, you can install power vents, which are basically just a fan unit that operates with electricity. The fan blows air throughout your home, which can be useful for cooling in some cases, but isn’t the best for heating, as it doesn’t circulate heat well or well at all. However, if you’re looking to be extra green, these vents are an option. They’re energy-efficient and quieter than other vents, which means they’re the best vent to install if you’d like to keep your energy costs low.

 

Box vents

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Box vents are the traditional attic vent, as they are usually rectangular and are able to control the attic temperature in a specific direction and location. This is because you are able to adjust the airflow direction, which is a great advantage for those who want to prevent mold in the summer, but not have to overheat the attic in the winter. It is also a great option for those who want to prevent the condensation in the attic and are able to have installed a rain guard. They are also able to be installed without having a fan, which is a great advantage if you’re trying to keep your home as quiet as possible.
 

Ridge vents

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Ridge vents are a newer option and are designed to be installed into the existing roofline and are very similar to the box vents. They are not only great for ventilation, but they are also able to help reduce the heat transfer between your home and attic, which is a great advantage for those who are trying to reduce their energy bills. Ridge vents are now becoming a more popular option, especially for those who live in climates like Florida where they want to prevent moisture in the attic, but don’t want to overheat in the summer. They are also great for those who are trying to reduce their energy bills.
 
Cupola vents

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Cupola vents are the most complex roof vents to install, but are also some of the most effective. They are similar to ridge vents in that they are installed in the roofline, but they are much larger and have an opening in the shape of a cup. This design allows you to control the airflow direction and heat transfer in your attic, which is a great advantage for those who are trying to reduce their energy bills. Cupola vents are also a great option for those who want to prevent the condensation in the attic and are able to have installed a rain guard.
 
 

Soffit vents

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When deciding on the specifics of your roof, you’ll have to decide if you want to install soffit vents or ridge vents. Soffit vents are designed to be installed into the roof soffit and are great for those who want to prevent mold in the summer, but don’t want to overheat in the winter. They are also a great option for those who are trying to reduce their energy bills. The cupola vent is a more complex option and is designed to be installed into the roofline.