They balance out the temperature of the home.
Ridge vent from inside attic.
Ridge vents alone won t do the job so now that you know why you need roof ventilation let s talk about why ridge vents alone are not sufficient for properly ventilating your roof.
First from inside the attic your roofer will drive a nail through the roof structure to mark spots for the vents.
While this is a real concern all vents that you can install for cooling your attic will have some amount of wear and tear.
List of the pros of roof ridge vents 1.
Effective attic ventilation systems reduce damaging heat and moisture in your attic promote energy efficiency by helping to reduce the load on your air conditioner in the summer and also reduce the risk of ice dam formation on your roof.
The design of a roof ridge vent works with the look of your home.
How to install a static vent.
When you have a new home built or you re replacing a roof then.
The ridge vent cut at the roof ridge or peak extends the entire length of the ridge stopping just a foot or so from either end and should give 1 5 to 2 5 of open space no plywood on either side of the ridge board for attic air to escape out through the ridge vent.
Taking advantage of this natural process referred to as passive ventilation is the most common way to vent an attic.
Hot air exhaust vents located at the peak of the roof allow hot air to escape.
But for a simple gable styled roof structure here is what a ridge vent looks like from inside the attic of a home.
The roofer will mark these spots between the rafters evenly along the roof.
Ridge vents are some of the best and easy to maintain vents when used correctly.
Rodents can t get into.
The nail will either drive directly through the roof or pop a shingle that s easy to spot on the topside of the roof.