Installing a roof involves more than just slapping some shingles on and calling it good. The importance of attic ventilation means the longevity of your roof. It’s important for both cold and hot climates, like we have here in Phoenix. Attic ventilation plays an important role in preventing expensive repairs from happening to, and under the roof. Some of the key functions the attic vents and fans provide are that they allow fresh, cool air into the attic at the soffit or eaves of the roof. They also allow hot moist air to exit your attic via exhaust or ridge vents.
In colder climates that get snow attic ventilation helps prevent the heat from your home from melting the snow prematurely and causing ice dams which can back up water and cause your roof to degrade and eventually leak.
Proper Roof Ventilation Provides Multiple Benefits
Allowing your attic to breathe and exhaust moist air helps you prevent a series of situations.
Venting helps remove harmful moisture from your attic, which if left unaddressed can cause damage to the structure itself, and it can lead to health harming molds.
Attic ventilation helps by allowing the buildup of hot air to leave your attic and reduces your air conditioning costs by helping your attic effectively be the barrier between you and the sun’s heat.
Proper ventilation extends the life of shingle roofs. The high Arizona heat combined with an attic that is no ventilated can actually bake your shingles and age them much quicker than they should. In fact many shingle manufacturers include in their warranty the need for attic ventilation to maintain a homeowner’s warranty.
Most homes in North America are not properly, or sufficiently ventilated. This is unfortunate because it can lead to wasted energy, mold, and premature degradation of roof systems, ice dams, rotting decks, ceiling stains and peeling paint. These are all costly and avoidable repairs.
Having an expert in roof ventilation and insulation is critical because they can create a balanced approach to attic ventilation. Having just one type or the other can cause the ventilation system to be ineffective. If air can exit the roof via a ridge vent, but has no soffit vents air will not be able to efficiently vacate the attic space.
Types of Attic Ventilation in Phoenix We Offer:
Eve Line Venting / Lower Air Intake - (click here for more information)
Fans - (click here for more information)
Master Flow Gable mount attic ventilators are a great choice for exhaust ventilation. They are the easiest power vent to install and won’t detract from the appearance of your roof. They remove the greatest volume of hot and/or humid air from your attic, saving you more in heating and cooling costs than any other type of ventilation.
- Prolongs the life of your roof and shingles
- Mounts inside your gable inside the attic
- Blows hot air outside and cools the attic
- Maintenance Free thermostatically controlled
- 5 year unlimited warranty
- Reduces energy bills
Exhaust Venting - (click here for more information)
Turbines come with a limited lifetime warranty. Simply put, you can’t buy a better turbine. The turbine design features permanently lubricated upper and lower ball bearings that ensure long life and no maintenance.
Other common features of the turbine are its rigid spider-type construction – riveted at every connection and tested to withstand winds of 110 MPH, 21 air-foil curved vanes with rolled edges to deflect water, and 100% rust-free all-aluminum construction.
- Permanently lubricated upper and lower ball bearings that ensure long life and no maintenance.
- All-aluminum rust-free construction.
- 21 air-foil curved vanes with rolled cane edges to deflect water.
- Exclusive vari-pitch base adjusts to 12/12 roof pitch
- Tested to withstand winds of 110 MPH.
- Reduces energy bills
Static Venting - (click here for more information)