When most people think about the exterior parts of their home they picture the roof, siding, and gutters. But something they don’t think of, or even know about, are soffit vents. Soffit vents are a part of your roofing system that are found underneath the eaves of your roof. These vents offer many advantages.
- Ventilate the Attic – Attics in the winter can hold humidity and moisture; in the summer they can hold extremely hot temperatures. Having continuous soffit vents along your home can help release this air from your attic. This will help protect the roof structure and attic from damage due to extreme temperature conditions.
- Hinder Mold Growth – Frost, from moisture and humidity, can develop in attics during the winter. Mold can begin to grow from these conditions if there is a lack of ventilation. By adding soffit vents, the moisture will be able to escape and mold will have a lesser chance of growing.
- Increases Longevity – When one piece of a roofing system goes bad, it makes the rest of the roof vulnerable. Having poor quality soffit vents, or not having any, can weaken the structure of your roof. A lack of ventilation, extreme temperatures, and mold can all compromise the strength of the wood underneath the roof. This can eventually affect shingles, flashing, siding, etc.
When installing or fixing a roof, make sure it has all of the parts needed to be as efficient as possible. Install soffit vents to keep your roof structure strong and working properly. When you decide that it’s time to fix up that old roof, give Preferred Exterior a ring! To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, contact us at (516) 354-7252.