Ridge and Box Vents

Box Vents: Box vents are not mechanical, are economical and vent very well when used with good soffit ventilation. They work very well in an open attic situation. They do need to be placed very close to the ridge of the roof.

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Ridge Vent: A ridge vent is a type of vent installed at the peak of a sloped roof which allows warm, humid air to escape a building’s attic. Ridge vents are most common on shingled residential buildings. This is the best ventilation you can buy. It has several advantages the others do not. It works very well with good soffit ventilation in creating a vacuum or air flow in an attic. It is also non mechanical so it cannot break down. Its sits at the very peak of the roof so all of the attic, from the soffit to the ridge is in the flow of air. It is the only ventilation to be used in a vaulted ceiling situation where the interior ceiling is attached to the main rafter that the roof sheeting is attached to, creating flues between each rafter. One other advantage to ridge vent is not very visible and therefore appealing to those whom don’t want a lot of box vents on the back of their home. There are a couple disadvantages to it though; it will not work well on a hipped roof with very small ridges at the top.

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Rick’s Roofing provides the top quality ridge vents for clients!