The Importance of Intake Vents

October 19, 2022

When you decide on your roof’s material and design layout, you may need to install different features based on your choices. For instance, for your roofing system to work successfully, your roofer may suggest getting insulation, gutters, skylights, flashing, or vents.

While the other features are also quite essential for roof installation, today we will tell you all about the importance of intake vents and why you should get them.

What are Intake Vents?

Intake vents are not to be confused with exhaust vents!

Intake vents take in air from the outside into your attic or ventilation space, while exhaust vents throw hot and humid air from inside the house to bring down the temperature. They are installed along the roof’s lowest eaves near the soffits and work well when combined with exhaust vents to keep the home well-ventilated.

Why is Ventilation Important for Your Roof?

Ventilation is quite essential when it comes to roofing. Just like humans, houses also need to breathe, and for them, ventilation is like breathing. It ensures fresh air is coming inside while unhealthy, warm, and humid air is being released outside. 

With the fresh air coming in through the vents, your roofing system works correctly and is not prone to moisture buildup, mold growth, wood swelling, or other issues caused by poor ventilation.

Plus, it keeps the environment of your home fresh and healthy. 

Other than this, ventilation also keeps the temperature of your house regulated and lessens the burden on your air conditioning. As a result, your energy bills are reduced. 

Therefore, if you want to reduce the damage caused to your home’s interior and roof due to excessive heat and moisture, you should ensure that your attic ventilation system is working fine. 

And one aspect of attic ventilation is intake vents!

How Do Intake Vents Play a Role in Roof Ventilation?

Intake vents play a crucial role when it comes to the structural integrity of your house. Here’s how:

No Moisture Buildup

Houses are prone to internal moisture buildup caused by daily chores like cooking, ironing, etc. Intake vents bring fresh air from outside and prevent moisture buildup in your attic.

No Mold Growth

The number one reason for mold growth inside the house is poor ventilation and excessive moisture. As intake vents keep moisture out, mold and mildew growth are significantly lesser.

Reduces Sick-Building Syndrome

Sick-building syndrome is a condition in which people living in a particular house develop symptoms like congestion, nausea, or a rash due to the internal environment. Intake vents make the home airy, fresh, and healthy, reducing SBS.

Cooler Temperature

Intake vents keep the internal temperature of the house relatively cooler, making the HVAC work less, and reducing energy bills as a result. 

A poorly ventilated attic or roof can cause many issues for the house and the people living in it. Therefore, you must get intake vents installed by a certified roofing company for your safety and the longevity of your roof and house structure.

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