Should Metal Roof Ridge Vents Replace My Box Vents?

If you’ve received several roof replacement quotes and some include replacing your existing metal roof vents with ridge vents, you may wonder why. Although box and turbine vents were common for decades and still do work, a ridge vent is almost always a better solution but ONLY if soffit vents are present.

Understanding Your Metal Roof Ventilation System

Your roof’s ventilation includes two parts, the soffits which allow the air in and another type of vent which allows the air to escape. The movement of the air is called convection. Good roof ventilation reduces cooling costs, helps keep your attic cooler in summer, prevents ice damming and helps with your roof’s life expectancy. Because a ridge vent is at the peak of the roof and heat rises, a ridge vent is at the optimal location to let the hot air out. 

Metal Roof Ridge Vent Installation

During your metal roof replacement, your roofing company will close up the holes previously used by your box, turbine or other ventilation. Most roofing manufacturers have a ridge vent they recommend as part of their total metal roofing system installation. Typically ridge vent installation saves you more in cooling costs and roof repair over the lifetime of the roof.

Metal Roof Ventilation Optimization

Ridge venting is certainly one option, but so are gable-end vents. both provide better ventilation than standard box-style vents, which can become clogged over time. A properly sized vent can also prevent ice dams from forming on the roof. Which will allow better temperature regulation in the attic space. Proper venting will prevent water leaks because of less ice damming. Let Classic Metal Roofs Provide You with a Free Metal Roof 

Replacement Estimate

Because our metal roofs always include ventilation correction, we will include this as part of your free quote. Call today to learn more about all we have to offer at Classic Metal Roofs. We install the best roofs under the sun in MA, CT, NH, and RI, that is built to hold up in the strong wind, rain, and snow that sometimes hit New England.  Fill out our contact form or call (866) 660-6668 today for your free estimate.

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Bryan Rusch

About Bryan Rusch

Bryan Rusch is a partner with Classic Metal Roofs and has worked in the environmental design and architectural field for the past two decades. Bryan went on to study law and financing, and worked in sales and marketing for various companies. In his current position with Classic Metal Roofs, he oversees project sales, marketing and job coordination. Connect with Bryan on LinkedIn.

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