Roofing Ventilation

Having a roof over your head is a basic human necessity—and having roofing ventilation is a basic structural necessity. Ensuring your roof is properly ventilated will make the difference between a weak and damaged roof and a quality, long-lasting one.

At Roof Smith, our goal is to help homeowners in Amarillo and Lubbock, TX, as well as Clovis, NM, protect their properties with reliable roofs and all the components needed to maintain that roof’s quality, including ventilation. Our team of experienced professionals can provide you with roof and attic ventilation installation and repair you can rely on.

What Is Attic Ventilation?

Attic ventilation is a system that keeps air moving into and out of your attic. Because attics trap the heat and moisture that rises in your home, your attic and roof are at risk of damage. A ventilation system allows fresh air from outside to get into the attic and counteract that buildup and provides an escape for the excess heat and moisture.

Why Is Attic Ventilation Important to Your Roof & Home?

Ventilation is crucial to maintaining a quality, functional roof that can protect you and your household from the elements. Here are some of the essential benefits of roof ventilation installation:

  • Prevent mold and mildew growth and damage
  • Make your roof last longer
  • Prevent ice damming (when warm air in your attic melts snow on the roof, causing it to run down and refreeze on the overhangs)
  • Boost energy efficiency
  • Maintain interior temperatures

What Are the Types of Roof Vents for Homes?

Two types of roof ventilation systems can be installed in your Amarillo, Lubbock, or Clovis home—active and passive. Roof Smith specializes in the installation and repair of both.

Active Roof Vents

An active attic ventilation system pulls air from outside into your attic and pushes air in your attic outside using a mechanical fan or other moving parts. These systems are ideal for homes and businesses that need consistent ventilation that doesn’t depend on weather conditions.

Common Types:

  • Solar-Powered Vents
  • Turbine Vents
  • Powered Vents
  • Ridge Vents with Baffles

Passive Root Vents

In a passive roof ventilation system, the air in your attic is moved around using natural forces like wind and convection. These systems don’t have any moving parts, so they’re an excellent option for homeowners who want to ensure their vents don’t make noise and have minimal maintenance.

Common Types:

  • Static Vents
  • Ridge Vents without Baffle
  • Gable End Vents

If you need roof and attic ventilation installation or repair anywhere in or around Lubbock, TX, Amarillo, TX, or Clovis, NM, get in touch with Roof Smith to get started with a quote today!