The Benefits of Installing Ridge Vents

If you are in the market for a new roof then you have probably heard of additional products that can be added on like solar panels, eave flashing, chimney caps, ridge vents, etc. While these add-ons are not required, they are often wise investments that can prolong the life of your roof.

One of the most common add-ons we install here at U.S. Exterior by Seidel is ridge vent roofing. What exactly is ridge vent roofing and what are some of the benefits of adding it to your roof? We explain all of that and more below.

What are ridge vents?

A comfortable home starts with its roof; it is a quintessential component in keeping your home dry and comfortable. Just like every room in your home, your roof needs to breathe. In order to do so it needs proper airflow that can improve air quality and make for a more comfortable living space. What we just explained is a ridge vent.

Ridge vents are continuous strips that are installed at the very tip of a roof. They work in unison with soffit vents to continuously circulate fresh air throughout the roof to regulate a more comfortable temperature and to prevent moisture build-up.

What are some benefits of installing ridge vent roofing?

Better Airflow

It is no secret - attics are not typically a favorite spot in a home. Oftentimes they smell musky, are a hotbed for spiders and other creepy crawlers and the temperature is either freezing in the winter or extremely hot in the summer.

When you install ridge vent roofing, the temperature of the attic, and ultimately your entire home, will be regulated to match the outside temperature. As a result, in the wintertime your home will not dip below freezing and in the summertime the temperature inside will be kept cooler. Simply put, better airflow as a result of ridge vent roofing keeps the air in your attic regulated against extremes in temperature.

They Prevent Moisture from Building Up

Mold, insects, algae, rot - these are things that can result from excessive moisture on a roof. When moisture is left to accumulate on your roof, overtime it will create all sorts of issues that will shorten the lifespan of your roof. Installing ridge vents will prevent moisture from building up, and as a result, will keep your roof in great shape. Because ridge vents allow for better airflow, they keep your roof dry and prevent moisture from building up.

They Make Your Roof Last Longer

A properly ventilated roofing system means a longer lasting roof. Think of it this way: when ridge vents are installed, airflow is improved, therefore moisture cannot build-up over time, resulting in a better-looking roof. Your roof will remain in excellent condition for many years, attracting potential buyers and keeping neighbors happy.

Installing a new roofing system is an investment that should be considered carefully. If you have the option to protect your investment with an additional component like ridge vent roofing, it is a wise decision to do so.

In a nutshell, your home will have better airflow, prevent moisture build-up and your roof will last longer if you add ridge vent roofing. All of these benefits make it easy to see that it is a wise investment when considering installing a new roofing system.

If your home is in need of a new roof and you’re contemplating adding ridge vent roofing, contact the professionals at U.S. Exterior by Seidel. Our roofing installation service is backed by decades of experience that can’t be beat in the Chicago region.

Not quite sure which roofing system is right for your home? We can provide you with a free estimate so you can take the time to determine which option is best for your home. And, in these unprecedented times, we are offering virtual, no contact bids to keep your family healthy and safe. Call (847) 541-2300 to schedule your free estimate today!

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