Explore roofing vents for your home

Explore roofing vents for your home

There are two types of roof vents recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA): Exhaust vents and air intake vents. NRCA describes exhaust vents as a means to ventilate steep-slope roofs by allowing outside air to enter and exit attic through ventilation spaces.

Intake vents are used to allow air to enter attics and ventilation spaces. Intake vents and exhaust vents can be used together to take advantage of natural convection, the NRCA explains. The organization recommends locating intake vents along a roof assembly’s lowest eave near soffits or eaves.

The NRCA recommends some of the more commonly used products:

  • Continuous soffit vents
  • Individual soffit vents
  • Drip edge or eave vents

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Edward r Opacki

Subject: Gable vents

In September 2012 had a new roof put on,took old singles off and the roofer said that in order to have the roof guaranteed had to have the gable vents blocked.When the electrican went into the attic in April 2013 he said it was really extreamely hot,the roofer pulled all the insulation from the side vents and put a new rid vent on top. Should the gable vents have been blocked?. Thank you E.R Opacki

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