Interior attic picture with arrows indicating heat being ventilated up through the roof

What Is Roof Ventilation?

Roof ventilation refers to a system of vents that improve airflow in the roof cavity. There are several types of vents that can be used in a roof ventilation system. These include low profile vents, ridge vents, motorized or solar power vents, and soffit vents. Soffit vents are installed under your roof’s eaves and soffits. The purpose of soffit vents is to allow air to access your attic which will create movement for the exhaust vents to let the air exit. This process is what allows heat and moisture to exit your attic. Our qualified project manager can help you determine which type of roof vents best suit your particular roof design. 

Purpose of Roof Ventilation

Roof ventilation serves two main purposes, removing heat in the summer and removing moisture in the winter. Having adequate roof ventilation means that there is a steady flow of air throughout the upper part of your home, which keeps temperatures low during summer and reduces condensation during the winter months. 

Achieving Proper Ventilation

Achieving proper attic ventilation consists of many factors. Soffit vents must be installed around the eaves of the house to let air into the attic. A proper balance of roof exhaust vents must be installed systematically throughout the roof area to ensure proper air exhaust. Our sales team can help you determine the right calculations for air and moisture removal by determining which exhaust vents fit your particular roof design.

Why Vent Your Attic?

Heat can build up in your attic during the summer months, especially when the heat index reaches the triple digits in the DFW area. Having all of that heat in your attic means that you’re forced to keep your air conditioning running more often in order to keep your home comfortable and cool. This lowers efficiency and leads to higher energy bills during the summer months. There are other reasons to vent your attic as well, including reducing the amount of moisture buildup that occurs in this part of your home and ensuring that asphalt shingles last longer by not being exposed to excessive heat from below. Our roofing experts at Acme Roof Systems can help you determine if you need to add or increase ventilation in your attic.