What is a ridge vent? What are some advantages to having a ridge vent?

ridge-ventA ridge vent creates air flow across the exterior roof. It draws hot, moist attic air out through the ridge vent and pulls fresh air into the attic through the soffit vents. This reduces cooling costs and eliminates potential damage to your roof. The following is a list of ways a ridge vent can benefit your home.
  • Reduces heat build up
  • Helps prevent ice dams
  • Reduces moisture buildup
  • Prolongs the life of building materials
  • Reduces the load on HVAC systems
A ridge vent is low profile vent that follows the entire ridge line of your roof creating fresh air to move through the attic.

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