Roof vents are essential for ensuring the proper ventilation of the attic area and, with it, for improving the building interior’s thermal stability. The components come in many types and styles – here are some:

  • Box vents – these types are simple, mechanic vents without any moving parts. They are usually installed close to the top of the roof, under the ridge cap and they work by simply letting out hot air to reduce the temperature in the attic;
  • Soffit vents – these vents are installed in the eaves or in the soffits and they serve as the attic’s air intake;
  • Ridge vents – these mechanical vents are installed on the roof’s ridge, running the entire length of the ridge. They are usually combined with soffit vents for maximum efficiency;
  • Wind-driven turbine vents – these are also mechanical vents, but they have revolving parts that are moved by the wind. The components that start spinning when the wind starts to blow will suck out the moisture and heat from the attic, reducing the temperature and the humidity underneath the roof;
  • Powered vents – these types are fitted with motors and they work like fans. They are available in varieties fitted with thermostats that turn on the unit when the temperature in the attic reaches a certain level

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