Winter has arrived and heating and insulation have taken precedence in order for you and your family to enjoy the chilly season in comfort. You’ve double-checked your weatherstripping to ensure that your doors and windows can withstand the elements and won’t let the cold in. But you’re hesitant about whether or not to hide a possible cold-air entry point: the roof vents. Do you really need to cover your roof vents during winter? Licensed roofing contractor Genesis Roofing is here to help!
What Are Roof Vents?
Air can freely flow through your attic and out the back of your property thanks to roof vents. They work by utilizing intake and exhaust vents, which are both required for adequate indoor ventilation. They run continuously during the summer, taking in fresh air from outside and expelling the stuffy, hot air trapped in your attic. This not only protects your shingles but also reduces the burden on your HVAC system and prevents moisture buildup.
Do I Cover Them or Not?
Turbines (metal chimneys with a spherical metal object on top) and soffit vents are a few of the types of roof vents that exist in the market, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Regardless which roof vent you have installed, you are not compelled to cover them. Because they are entryways, roof vents are usually assumed to need to be closed to prevent the internal heating loss, and many people believe that ventilation could squander hot air within your home. This is not always the case, as any professional roofing company will tell you.
It’s crucial to keep in mind that attics must first be adequately insulated. This will keep your roof vents and attic vents operational while also preventing heat loss. Proper attic insulation keeps hot air from your home from entering the attic space, avoiding heat loss and outside air from entering your living rooms (which most people think will cause a spike in their bills). Checking the temperature in your attic at night is a simple technique to verify if it’s well-insulated. The temperature of a well-insulated attic should be close to that of the outside climate; if it’s warmer, your internally heated air is leaking into your attic.
Need immediate roof replacement services? Genesis Roofing is dedicated to installing superior roof systems while continuously delivering outstanding customer service and communication. Since 2005, we have proved that we’ll get the job done quickly and efficiently while using the best products on the market, and have always upheld our promise not to break our clients’ budgets by offering them tailored financial plans to match each of their preferences. We are also GAF Certified and Haag Certified, which means we offer advanced services driven by elite training and precision craftsmanship that other companies can’t match!
For any inquiries, contact us through (515) 202-1667 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in Clive, IA.