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Ridge vents can make a huge difference in the amount of heat in your attic. Many of my customers have asked a few questions about ridge vents and the pros and cons to them. The ridge vent has an advantage compared to your. Ridge vents combined with your soffit create the perfect ventilation for your home. The addition of ridge vents can help take the heat out of your attic, which helps prevent heat from pushing down from your attic into your house. This can help your cooling bill and help make your home more energy efficient.
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Properly installed the ridge vent will provide the perfect amount of ventilation to help vent your attic of the massive amounts of heat produced in the attic.


Ridge Vent Benefits:

1. Works year-round
2. Provides evenly distributed ventilation along the entire underside of the roof
3. 18 square inches of net free area per linear foot (depending on type and model)
4. Slim design, visual appeal
5. Provides a higher volume of airflow per square foot of attic area than any other fixed-vent system
6. Design maximizes airflow across the entire underside of roof sheathing
7. Changes in wind direction have no significant effect on vent performance
I have even read in a few reports that ridge vents help prolong the life of shingles. They are a part of a balanced ventilation system that can be used to provide proper ventilation of a roof to prevent overheating and moisture buildup. They are installed at the peak or ridge of the sloped of your roof and are most common on shingled homes.

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