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Ridge Vent to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

by: Kirsten Land on December 13th, 2011 about Roofing Advice

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Over the past couple of months I have been writing about how to make your home more energy efficient. I am spending so much time on this topic because many people are looking for ways to save money and save our environment. Making sure that your home is operating at it’s maximum efficiency is just as important as making sure your car is running well. Since a home is the most expensive investment most people will have it only makes sense to keep it well maintained. Having proper roof ventilation is another way to make your home more energy efficient.

It is counter intuitive to think that having a hole in your roof would actually be more energy efficient, but it is. One of the most common forms of roof ventilation is ridge vent. Ridge vent is a space cut out of the ridge on the roof line where the warm air can escape. In order for this to work properly your home also has to have soffit vents so the cool air can come in through the soffit and push the hot air out through the ridge vent. Having proper ventilation is just one more component to having a leak free roof for many years to come.

It is never too late to add ventilation to your roof. Even if you have recently had your home re-roofed you can still add ventilation. For more information about this type of ventilation or to learn about other kinds give our office a call @ (405) 359-3951 and we will be happy to help you find the right fit for your home.

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