Roof Venting FAQ

Roof vents are designed to reduce heat build up during the hot summer months by allowing cool air to pass through attics. In winter, roof vents regulate indoor temperature by helping them retain heat. Just as importantly, roof vents prevent excess moisture build-up year round.

What are the basics types of roof vent?

Roof vents come in many designs to fit a variety of roof styles and shapes, including:

Intake Vents

Vents that are designed to allow air to flow in. The most common types of intake vents are:

  • Continuous Soffit Vents
  • Individual Soffit Vents
  • Drip Edge Vents

Exhaust Vents

The roof vents designed to allow air to exit the attic. The main types of exhaust vents are:

  • Ridge Vents
  • Static Vents
  • Gable-End Vents
  • Turbine Vents
  • Powered Vents: Vents equipped with an electric-powered fan to increase exterior air flow.
  • Solar Vents – A with powered vents, solar roof vents are equipped with a fan. However, the fan is powered by solar panels, so it doesn’t increase energy bills.