Roof ridge vents offer a very simple and effective technology that many homeowners are relatively uninformed about. Especially here in Texas, with the HOT summers, finding the proper ventilation is very important!
Ridge vents provide uniform cooling along the entire roof deck, installed from end to end on the roof with a low profile. There are two types of vents: metal ridge vents and shingle-over vents.
Outside Air Homes without roof ridge vents have the issue of an escape route for outside air flowing into the attic. The problem with traditional roofing is that once the outside air goes into the attic, it has no way to escape. Roof ridge-vent allows the outside air that enters to escape out the top of the roof, preventing damage--such as premature aging and cracking--to the attic and roof.