What Are Roof Vents and How Do They Work?

The purpose of a rooftop ventilation system is to get rid and/or release hot air and moisture from the attic or roof area. By regulating the temperature and humidity both inside and outside, it makes the building more comfortable overall. If you want your ventilation system to be effective, then you need to plan and execute it with precision forthe roof because sufficient airflow is essential for protecting the roof from weather damage (and wind gusts).

In addition, a well-designed framework will manage the admission and exhaust ventilation under the roof so that heat is directed back into the living area, instead of wasted through vents. By doing this, you avoid higher costs for heating and cooling bills.

Types of Roof Vents

Whirlybird Roof Vents

Whirlybirds, or turbine vents as they are also known, rely on the wind to power them and in turn cool our homes. The exterior of these units feature a large bulb with blades that cause it to rotate in even the slightest breeze. By rotating, a vacuum is created which pulls hot air out from any low areas in your roof and forces cooler air into your home.

Whirlybirds are excellent additions to any home, as they can help improve ventilation and lower operating costs. They are also quite easy and cheap to install.

A well-functioning ventilation system will include one or more of these vents. They’re easy to install and don’t use any energy, which makes them very cost effective. For those who want a reliable option for cooling a large home, mechanical or sunlight-based rooftop ventilation might be the best bet.

Ridge Vents

Edge vents are rooftop vents that are placed at the edge of the roof. We cut two distant slits in the top layer of the roof and put this vent with a cross sliced section on the internal layer to keep insects out. After adding the edge vent, an edge cap is set on top to finish off your fine-looking rooftop. This vent allows you to use your upstairs room comfortably without any heat from bugs or other tiny objects.

The storage room ventilation system needs to allow air to enter and exit the attic space. The upper room space should have a constant flow of outside air moving through it, managed by an effective loft ventilation system.

The air in the loft will grow warmer as time passes, and convection will help it travel to the top of the room. The edge vent is where this happens because hot air rises and escapes through the roof peak via convection. This “detached framework” design works well for ventilation in a storage area since it doesn’t require any electricity to function.

These are only a few of the numerous choices of roof vents available for your home roof. Our team of experts at Davinci Roofing and Construction is here to help you come to the right decision! If you have more questions about roofing materials, or you’re ready to get a new roof installed, contact us today and get your free estimate.