A gable vent on a blue home.

Do you experience hotter than normal temperatures upstairs while your downstairs stays nice and cool? This may happen in your home because your attic ventilation is not working properly.

Attic ventilation is important for your home's ability to breathe. It pulls fresh air into your home while also allowing the hot air to escape properly. At Feazel we have been providing attic ventilation systems for roofs for over thirty years. The two types of ventilation systems are active ventilation and passive ventilation. Which type of ventilation is used depends on what type of ventilation works best for your home and the look you as a homeowner desire. 

Active Ventilation

Active ventilation works through creating movement with wind speed where the air gets pulled in with the intake vents and pushed out through the exhaust vents. They can be made with non-moving or moving parts.

  • ​Turbine Vents: Use a moving effect through hot air rising. This vent will move the air around in your attic even if there is no active wind. 
  • Power Vents: Low profiled circular shaped vents installed near the top of the roof. These vents use electricity to pull hot air from the attic. 
  • Solar Powered Vents: Similar to power vents, these vents use a solar panel to run instead of basic electricity.
  • Ridge Vents: This vents is cut into the ridge of the roof running the entire length of your roof. Ridge vents are popular due to not being able to see them, but they can also allow snow or bugs into your house without the proper filter. These vents also have baffles to help the air flow in and out.

​​Passive Ventilation

These natural ventilation options rely mostly on natural air flow to push air in and out of your home.

  • Static Vents: These vents use the connection method allowing heat to escape through small boxes as it rises. 
  • Ridge Vents: Passive ridge vents do not have baffles unlike active ridge vents. They are basically the same otherwise, running cuts along the length of your roof.
  • Gable End Vents: These wooden vents are placed on the exterior walls of your attic where your roof slope meets. This ventilation works with the wind from the outside to push the air back and forth.

Why Should You Check Your Ventilation?​

Without the proper ventilation system your home will incur extra heat, causing your air conditioning to constantly run and your energy bill to be outrageous. Having an improperly vented house can also affect your roof's lifespan and can void your material warranties. It is always best to have a trained professional check your roof ventilation while they inspect your roof for your roof repair needs. At Feazel we do this automatically and our customer care team is always standing by to assist you if you have any questions about your home's attic ventilation systems. Call today to get your free inspection and quote!