Metal Ridge Vents

What does a Metal Ridge Vent System Do For My Roof?

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Why should you consider a metal ridge vent system?

Let’s start at the beginning. Metal ridge vents are vents which are placed along the top of the roof. It calls for a 3 inch gap to be cut along the length of the highest point at the top of the roof, exposing the building or attic below. The most efficient metal ridge vents extend continuously on each side of that gap along the entire length of the roof.

How does a metal ridge vent system work?

A ridge vent requires ample air flow from the bottom of the roof edge on both sides of the roof to work properly by using soffit vents. This simple, yet effective system works as air enters the building on the lower soffit vent and forces air up beneath the roof deck and along the bottom of the roof with fresh air continuously. It’s called a cold roof because the rationale is for the temperature of the roof to be close to or the same temperature as the outside air.

Here are 5 reasons you should consider metal ridge vents on your new metal roofing:

  • Lets fresh outside air in to provide a continuous flow of air upward and out of the building.
  • Reduces moisture build up and maintains a dryer comfortable atmosphere.
  • Prevents water from becoming trapped in insulation, structural wood, and roofing.
  • Prevents rotting, mold, wall damage, peeling paint, and warped siding.
  • Decreases electric bill significantly in summer.

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