Your roofing system protects you from nature’s harsh elements, keeping you safe, warm and dry inside your home. Complex in its makeup, your roofing system contains many components that contribute to a steady flow of air to prolong your roof’s lifespan. The soffit vent is one of the most popular vent styles that aids this routine.
Soffit vents are generally hidden from sight, installed into your roof’s soffit (big surprise there!), which appears under the eave of your roof. They are typically made of aluminum or vinyl. The narrow individual slits in the vent allow air flow into your attic and even out your roof’s ventilation. This increase in air flow prevents attic condensation and ice damns from forming in the cooler months. In the warmer months, your roof vents blow out hot air while your soffit vents allow fresh, cool air into your attic. This saves you money on air conditioning, as your home will be much cooler.
To determine how many soffit vents your home needs, check your city’s building codes. There may be residential rules and regulations for installation. An Aspen professional would be glad to inspect your home and help determine what’s best for your home. There are two main types of soffit vents: continuous or individual. The most common type of soffit vent is the individual soffit, which allows for flexibility when installing around problematic areas, such as a kitchen or partitioned attic.
Ready to see how soffit vents could benefit your home? Call Aspen Contracting today!