By ensuring smooth and continuous airflow in the attic, vents keep the roof in good condition and help extend its service life. That’s why–when you’re having a new roofing system installed–you should carefully consider your choice of ventilation. Today, LePage and Sons Roofing LLC shares some pointers to help you choose the right type of roof vent for your needs.
Active Roof Vents
There are two main categories of roof vents: active and passive. Active vents are powered by solar energy or electricity. They’ve become a fast favorite among homeowners because they help lower energy bills and ensure consistent air distribution throughout the space. Active vents are not without drawbacks, however. Because they rely on solar energy or electricity, any issues pertaining to these power sources may cause them to default. Moreover, if your roof is not completely sealed, their energy-saving performance can be compromised.
A more traditional option, passive vents don’t run on power, but instead use natural air movement to keep the attic cool and dry. They’re relatively cost-effective to install, and, compared to active vents, they are more sleek aesthetically because don’t stick out from your roof. Their low-profile design helps them blend seamlessly with your shingles, ensuring a more attractive roofline. As a GAF Master Elite® roofing company, LePage and Sons Roofing LLC offers superior Cobra® Attic Ventilation with our GAF Lifetime Roofing Systems. They encourage reliable and continuous air circulation throughout your attic, eliminating attic heat buildup and helping lower your cooling bills.
Take Material Into Account
Roof vents are commonly manufactured using galvanized or painted steel. But vents made of aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and high-density polypropylene are also available. Consult LePage and Sons Roofing LLC and we’ll be more than happy to help you choose the roof vent material that best suits your needs and budget.
Schedule a Roof Evaluation Today
You don’t have to look very far for a “trusted roofer near me” because LePage and Sons Roofing LLC is here and ready to take on all your residential roofing needs. Expect only top-tier results when you choose us for your roofing project. Call us today at (508) 295-6483 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve New Bedford and other areas in Southeastern Massachusetts.