Types of Ventilation
Venting in your roof system is quite important. Most manufacturer warranties require venting of the roof system to get the proper life expectancy of your roof.
Dormer vents allow heat to rise and escape out of the vent itself. There is a small screen inside the vent by the louvers to prevent rodents, etc. from entering through the vent into the roof. They are made of galvanized aluminum and last the lifespan of the roof. If properly installed, these vents do not leak and do not pose a problem to your roof. We paint all dormer vents to match the color of the roof so they blend in and help the overall aesthetic appeal of your roof.
Ridge vent is a vent that is installed at the point of the roof known as the ridge. We cut a 2 inch wide opening at the top of the roof and install this vent that has a mesh on the inner layer to deter insects and other small objects from entering your roof. After installing the ridge vent, a ridge cap is installed on top of the vent to finish off the nice plush look of your roof. This vent is intended to release heat out of the attic. It is normally used in high heat climate areas such as the midwest, however, is being used more frequently here in San Diego. Due to the fire ember resistance and high venting capacity throughout the complete roof system; we are also installing this vent system at cathedral ceiling areas where there is no attic space. This vent system vents the entire ridge roof line where other vents would not be effective.
With the solar technology changing on a monthly basis, they have created a solar powered fan that is reasonably inexpensive for the job that it does. This solar vent is powered solely by the sun. A fan is constantly turning and pulling the hot air out of your attic space not costing you any money for electricity to power it.
Other Types of Vents
Some other types of vents include:
- O’Hagin Vent
- Ridge Vent
- Solar Ventilation
- Dormer Vent
- Wind Turbine