What does a Metal Roofing Ridge Vent do for my roof?
Metal Roofing Ridge Vent
What advantages does a Metal Roofing Ridge Vent have?
Metal roofing ridge vents help to adequately exhaust air from a building’s roof and eliminate common problems occurring inside the building such as moisture and heat build up. Metal roofing ridge vents provide an inexpensive and efficient system that many contractors are learning about. Particularly here in Texas with the hot summers, maintaining proper air flow is critical.
Metal buildings without exterior metal roofing ridge vents have the issue of not providing a release for the exterior air flowing into the building. The problem with most conventional metal roofs is that when the exterior air enters the building it has no way of escaping.
Metal roofing ridge vent allows the outdoor air that enters to escape from the peak of the roof. This provides adequate air flow through the building and prevents moisture and heat build up along with reducing electricity costs and providing a pleasant internal environment.
Moisture can escape from many appliances or plumbing within the building, including the use of a washer, running the dishwasher or showering. Indoor dampness is one of the leading reasons of damage to rafters, partitions and insulation within buildings. Metal roofing ridge vents allow this moisture to escape from buildings.
With the assistance of natural air currents, an air flow system is created in the building and ventilation occurs with a metal roofing ridge vent. As clean air enters soffit or other intake vents at lower points on the building, a steady current of air flow is created and then exhausted out through the metal roofing ridge vent system.
Another advantage of metal roofing ridge ventilation systems is that they’re effective without being used in conjunction with other kinds of ventilation systems. Fans and powered ventilators increase power consumption and are not as effective or efficient as a metal roofing ridge vent system.