Do you know the value of roof ventilation in your home? Hot air rises so your roof space can become filled with warm air in the summer months. Tile vents release the hot air from your roof space, allowing a fantastic cool air movement to circulate!
But, what benefits can adequate roof installation bring you, and how are air vents installed in roof tiles?
Read on to learn the answers to your questions and how roof tile vents can be installed on your roof today!
How Do Roof Tile Vents Work?
Roof tile vents work to improve the air circulation in your home. Roof spaces are the highest point of your home and so is the prime location for hot air to settle. This makes your home hot and uncomfortable, with no way for the heat to escape.
Roof tile vents work to release this warm air. A vent space is created that allows even more air to escape from your roof space. Cool air enters your roof from the fresh air outside, circulating to cool down your home.
Roof vents will also help to keep your loft space healthy and free from mould. Condensation and moisture can be collected in your loft and may cause mould. Mould is unhealthy and harmful to you and your family, as well as being unsightly and smelly.
Ensuring your roof cavities are well ventilated with roof vents will stop problems like mould from occurring. Your home will feel better and there will be a reduced chance of maintenance issues arising.
Do Tiled Roofs Need Air Vents?
Tiled roofs need air vents so the hot air can escape from your home. Roof tiles are the perfect roof materials to keep the rain out of your home and to provide great insulation. However, roof materials are not that good at allowing air to escape.
Installing roof vents ensure that air and heat can escape from the roof cavity. Roof ventilation not only ventilates your roof cavity and roof pitch but also offers a positive effect on your home as a whole.
You will save money using the air conditioner much less often due to the natural ventilation in your home. Reducing your air conditioning will be great for your bank balance and the environment!
Do Roof Vents Ever Leak?
Roof vents can leak if the seal has been broken. This will result in water coming in through the roof when it is raining, and causing additional condensation problems. Re-sealing the roof vent should be the correct course of action to rectify this problem.
However, a poorly installed roof vent may also leak. In this situation, new roof tile vents will need to be fully fitted to gain the most out of your roof ventilation.
How Are Different Types of Roof Tile Vent Installed?
You will need specific roof ventilation products and installation techniques for different types of roof tiles. Here is how to install the main types of roof vents in your home.
Tile Slate Vents
If your home has a slate tile roof, what type of roof vent will you need? Typically installed above the roof’s loft insulation, these tile vents can be cut into your roof at any time. Most homeowners will install two vents at the front of the roof and two vents at the back of the roof.
To install a standard vent into your tile slate roof, the shingles will need to be removed. A cross shape should be cut out of the undersarking, with each quarter folded backwards. The vent should then be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, before being fully sealed.
The ridge of your roof is the top of a pitched roof. As hot air rises, this location is where most of the air will be found. Installing a ridge roof vent will allow the most air to escape and will attract a cool air flow.
A ridge vent can be installed by a professional along the ridge, ventilating a high amount of air. Simply cut the roofing undersarking and securely install the vent to the ridge of your roof. Installing a ridge vent may be more complicated than a standard tile vent, however, so you may want to call the professionals.
If cutting away at your undersarking seems like a huge roofing job, a lap vent could be the vent option for you. You can install inline roof vents by placing them in between an overlap of the undersarking, although several lap vents will be required.
If your location does not require extreme ventilation, an eave vent is a good choice. Located around the soffits, they can be installed without altering your roof yet still provides air ventilation for roof spaces.
Install a Rapid Ridge Roof Today!
To gain the most from your roof ventilation, install a Rapid Ridge dry fixed roofing system by Evo Build! The Rapid Ridge allows your roof to breathe, creating an open ridge to provide a cooling passage for your home.
You could reduce your cool energy costs by up to 43% per year once a Rapid Ridge dry fixed roofing system has been installed on your roof! Contact Evo Build today and receive your Rapid Ridge quote today!