The Right Roof Vent Cover

July 17, 2020

Is your roof properly ventilated? We sure hope so! Roofs without a proper ventilation system can cause condensation inside your roof, reduce shingle life, and overall decrease the lifespan of your roof.

One of the most common types of roof vent is a static vent, also known as a box vent. If you have this type of vent on your roof, it probably looks like a row of boxes on top of your house. What you see, though, aren’t the actual vents, but the covers that go over them. Because static vents are basically holes in your roof, it’s important to protect them from the elements. A roof vent cover will keep out rain, snow, sleet, and hail from entering your attic and keep it leak-free.

Why You Need Roof Vent Covers

Those boxes you see on top of your roof are actually vent covers that go over the vents themselves. Because static vents are basically holes in your roof, it’s important to protect them from the elements. A vent cover will keep out rain, snow, sleet, and hail from entering your attic and keep it leak-free.

Metal or Plastic?

One thing we see often when performing roof inspections are plastic vent covers, sometimes called an attic vent cover, that are cracked and damaged. Plastic vents crack easily from UV rays and wear out pretty quickly. And once your vent cover cracks, your exhaust vent is more susceptible to leaks. 

Metal covers are better to cover your vents because they don’t crack like plastic. But when it comes to metal vent covers, there are a variety of types you can choose from. One of the main problems with metal covers is that they can rust and be an eyesore on your roof. That’s why IBEX Roof only uses enamel baked metal vents. These types of metal vents have a thick coat of paint on the metal that prevents rusting and last longer. In fact, they can even last the entirety of your roof’s life and you’ll never have to worry about them.

Leave It to IBEX Roof

Today, we’re talking about the boxes that go over static vents on top of your roof, which is the type of vents many of our customers have. But there are actually many different ways you can install a proper ventilation system on your roof, including soffit vents, ridge vents, flapper vents, and more. IBEX Roof is here to offer the best roofing solutions that work for your home. Whether you’re looking to replace your static vent boxes or need to update your roof’s ventilation system, we’re on top of it! Give us a call today at 360-218-3134 or contact us online for an estimate!

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