Winter has arrived, and heating and insulation have taken precedence to be able to spend the winter season comfortably. Double-checking your weatherstripping is needed to ensure that your doors and windows can resist the elements and won’t let the cold in. As for your roof, everything should be checked regularly, especially the attic. One question any homeowners have is what sort of attention the roof vents need during winter. Unsure whether to cover your roof vents during the course of winter? Roof repair expert V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. 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 it also reduces the burden on your HVAC system and prevents moisture buildup.
Do You Need to Cover Them?
Turbines (metal chimneys with a spherical metal object on top) and soffit vents are two types of roofing vents that exist in a variety of shapes and sizes. Regardless of the sort of roof vent you have installed, you don’t need to cover them.
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 a reliable roofing contractor to take care of your home’s roofing system? V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. is an expert home improvement company that offers high-quality service that dates back to 1965! We provide only the highest caliber of customer service and experienced craftsmanship, and we are affiliated with some of the leading trade organizations, including the National Remodelers Association, Better Business Bureau and the National Association of Homebuilders. Furthermore, we are a fully accredited GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, a recognition awarded to just three percent of all contractors.