Ridge Vents & Roof Ventilation
Don't forget about ventilation when it comes time for replacing your roof!
Joliet Ridge Vents & Roof Ventilation
One of the easiest aspects of your roof to overlook is ventilation, and it is certainly understandable.
We tend to expect that it simply keeps our home dry and moisture-free.
Yet a well ventilated roof can make your life easier by significantly extending the life of your home.
When you properly ventilate your Joliet roof, you lower heating and cooling costs, make the interior of your home more comfortable, and extend the life of your shingled roof.
All seasons present unique hazards to your Joliet roof, and the summertime is no exception.
If your roof is not properly ventilated, hot air will stay trapped inside and tax your air conditioning and electrical system.
During the colder months, combined with effective attic insulation, your ventilated roof will help to keep snow from melting on the surface of your roof and subsequently freeze.
At Capa Construction, we both install and repair ridge vents and other types of vents for your Joliet roof.
We have been the go-to choice for Chicagoland roofing for over 29, and your friends and neighbors trust us for their roof ventilation needs.
Call us today or fill out our short online form to schedule an at-home estimate to assess your ventilation needs.
There are many types of ridge vents that we install, including:
- Ridge vents are often installed along the roof peak, and tend to be the most important vents in any passive roof ventilation system. When hot air accumulates inside the attic, it escapes outside through ridge vents. As hot air begins to escape through these ridge vents, outside air is drawn in through soffit vents.
- Soffit vents work with ridge and gable-end vents to promote healthy roof ventilation. They are usually installed along the eaves of the roof, and tend to be found in the grilles that run along each soffit. Soffit vents play an integral role in home ventilation.
- Gable-end vents are, as their name would imply, installed near the peak of a gable end. These are most often screened vents that allow hot air to leave the attic or for fresh air to enter.
- PAVs, or Powered attic ventilators, or attic fans, are designed to be roof-mounted, but they can also be mounted on gable-ends or attic floors. Though the advantages of a PAV are numerous, they tend to be higher maintenance and consume electricity. They also can suck cool air from other floors and rooms. Thus, most home energy experts consider a passive (or non-electrical) roof ventilation to be optimal for your Joliet home.
Add Roof Vents to Ensure a Long-lasting Roof
Call our experienced contractors to discuss all of your ventilation needs!
Our phone number is 815-255-3955 to speak to our dedicated staff, or fill out our short online form to schedule an at-home roof ventilation estimate.
Our specialists will help you make the right decision for your Joliet home!
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