A.P. Benson Roofing & Building Limited’s Guide to Roof Vents

Does your roof have adequate ventilation?  Whilst it is now a requirement for modern homes to have roof vents, many older homes across the UK lack them, which can lead to issues with functionality.

A.P. Benson Roofing & Building Limited have been assisting homeowners across Surrey with roof ventilation for over 40 years, so the team decided to compile a guide about everything you need to know about roof ventilation from  the different types of roof vents to the advantages they provide, such as lower energy costs, longer roof life, and everything in between!

What Are Roof Vents and Why Do You Need Them?

Roof vents are an essential part of a roof ventilation system applied to the roofing of properties. The vents are designed to provide a passage for warm air to escape from the inside of your home. They also help control the temperature by keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If your property is older, it might not have adequate roof vents, which can lead to various other problems.

Other Issues From Lack of Ventilation

Insufficient ventilation can cause several issues for buildings, including:

  • Dampness,
  • Condensation,
  • Unpleasant odours.

Inadequate ventilation can also cause indoor temperatures to rise, making a home uncomfortably hot during the summer months.

What Are The Benefits Of Roof Vents?

Roof vents offer benefits beyond reducing condensation and improving temperature control in buildings. They can also help:

  • Lower energy costs by reducing the need for air conditioning in the summer.
  • Extend the lifespan of the roof by preventing “ice damming” on roofs, which can lead to damage to the roof, attic, and interior walls of a building.

Different Types of Roofing Vents

With many types of roofing vents available, it’s important to choose the right one for your home. Here are some of the most common types:

Roof Tile Vents: The most widely used type of roofing vent, designed to blend seamlessly with your roof tiles and easy to replace.

Ridge Vents: Installed along the peak of your roof, allowing for continuous ventilation along the entire length of the roof.

Soffit Vents: Hidden from view and installed in the eaves of your roof, provides ventilation to your attic space while maintaining a sleek appearance.

Felt Lap Vents: Useful for older roofs with bitumen felt sarking, can also be fitted to roof membranes.

Fascia Ventilation: A hidden solution to improve the ventilation in your roof space by allowing air to pass into the roof space between the felt and fascia board.

Dry Ridge: A more innovative and effective method of ventilation that doesn’t require regular maintenance or repairs.

Looking For Help Installing Roofing Vents?

If you are looking to install new roofing vents, contact our professional roofers at A.P. Benson Roofing & Building Limited by calling  01483 760 444 or 07831 366 282 or clicking here. Working from our office in Guildford, we are the foremost provider of roofing services and roof repairs in the Surrey region. Continuously trading since 1980, we have delivered the same high standards of service and professionalism to our thousands of satisfied customers. We can work together with you to understand your requirements and provide the best solution.

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