Ridge Vents & Roof Ventilation in Missouri and Illinois
We install soffit, gable & ridge vents for effective attic ventilation
It’s understandable that roof ventilation is often overlooked, as most people are simply worried about their roof keeping their home dry. However, a well-ventilated roof can make life easier and better for those living beneath it. Proper roof and attic ventilation can lower heating and cooling costs, improve interior comfort, and grant longer life to roof shingles. Plus, you could save a few hundred dollars a year in energy costs!
In the summertime, a properly ventilated roof allows hot air in the attic to escape, reducing the demand on your air conditioning system. In the winter, ventilation combines with good attic insulation to keep the roof surface cold, so that snow won’t melt on the roof surface and then freeze to form ice dams along the eaves.
RRSA St. Louis installs and repairs ridge vents and other types of roof vents. We are Greater St. Louis’ expert roofing contractors for roofing solutions that include roof repair, roof replacement and more. Contact us for a free quote for ridge vent installation in O’Fallon, St Charles, Chesterfield and throughout Missouri and Illinois.
Types of roof vents
There are different types of roof vents, and different strategies for achieving effective roof ventilation. Here’s a brief overview:
Installed along the roof peak, ridge vents are probably the most important vents in any "passive" (non-electric) roof ventilation system. Hot air that accumulates inside the attic rises by convection and escapes outside through ridge vents.
As hot air escapes, fresh outside air is drawn into the attic through soffit vents (see below).
On an asphalt shingle roof, ridge vents are usually covered by a layer of shingles. The warmest air in the attic rises naturally to the roof peak and escapes outside through the ridge vents.
Add roof vents to ensure a long-lasting roof over your head
If your roof is not well-ventilated, ask a roofing contractor about improving roof ventilation with ridge, soffit or gable-end vents. All of these roof vents can be installed in an existing roof, or when your roofing is being replaced.
The specialists at RRSA St. Louis can help you choose the right type of roof vents for your home. We can repair or install roof vents and improve your attic ventilation.
Our professional roofing services, including roof repair, are available throughout Greater St. Louis, including O’Fallon, St Charles, Chesterfield and nearby. Call us at 1-636-542-4816 to get a free quote on any of your roofing needs.