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11 Best Types Of Roof Vent



11 Best Types Of Roof Vent

The best roof vent systems not only extend the life of your roof, they help lower your home’s energy bills and make your home an overall healthier place to live…

Different types of roof vents are more efficient than others, but each type of vent performs the primary function of removing stale air from the attic (exhaust) or bringing fresh air into your home (suction).

If you really want to take advantage of proper roof ventilation, both supply and exhaust ventilation must be installed. However, in many cases forced ventilation is not possible due to the architecture of the house. In these cases, having only exhaust is better than nothing! But for argument’s sake, we can assume that your roof structure can structurally support both intake and exhaust.

Before we look at each type of vent available on the market in 2020, let’s first look at the two types of vents in general…

Two styles of ventilation

What is ventilation anyway? According to Oxford, ventilation is “the supply of fresh air to a room, building, etc.”

The old (air) is outside and the new (air) is inside. In roofing, as in life, this is a very refreshing and important strategy!

Understanding the natural movement of air helps us understand why both intake and exhaust play a critical role in a roof’s ability to ventilate. And it’s important to know how they work hand in hand before choosing which type of roof ventilation system is best for your home and budget.

The escape; Release the stale air

According to physics professor Christoper Baird of West Texas A&M University, “Heat doesn’t rise, warm air rises. (source) ”For the purposes of ventilation of the attic, this is valuable because it is the warm, moisture-containing air that you want to remove from the attic.

Allowing hot air to stagnate can lead to foul-smelling mold and eventually fungus. As mentioned above, this is one of the key reasons why ventilation is important to the health of your home.

As hot air rises, exhaust vents are usually located at the top of the roof. The most common exhaust vent used for modern roofing systems is the ridge vent. At Roof Hub, we install ridge ventilation on every new roof, unless the style of the house allows it.

Remember: ridge vents and other similar exhaust pipes allow hot, humid, stale air to escape from your home, but that’s only half of any great ventilation strategy!

Consumption; Bring that fresh air

Hot air escaping from your attic is important to the health of your home and the longevity of your roof, but hot air tends to be pretty stubborn! He doesn’t want to leave without being kicked out by force, so we need something that can act as a gatekeeper. Enter: fresher air.

Fresh, cool air (in the form of fresh air) is the other half of a great ventilation strategy. Cooler air enters the attic through intake grilles lower in the roof line than the vents mentioned above. Because cooler air enters below the hot air (and because hot air rises), fresh air will help vent the remaining hot air out of the attic. Fresh air through vents (such as a soffit) acts as our lintel.

As long as you have vents with a large enough surface area, this cooler intake air will help push hot air out of the house. In an ideal world, everything is a complete cycle…

Cold air enters through the intake grilles and hot air exits through the exhaust!

What if my roof does not have sufficient ventilation?

The rapid destruction of your home, property and everything that is dear to you. Everything you care about will perish in the most devastating way imaginable. This is a joke.

While destruction may not eventually happen if you don’t have proper ventilation, there are serious deficiencies that will affect your attic space, your roof, your home, and your lifestyle. They include:

• Poor indoor air quality due to dead air in the attic (summer)

• Overloaded HVAC (air conditioning) systems are forced to work harder to cool the second (and third, if applicable) floors of your home.

• Additional humidity (in the form of warm air) in the attic

• Ice dams during the winter months if you live in a colder climate

• Pu

Important: When used in combination with air intake vents located below the roof line (such as a ceiling vent), the ridge vent offers the best possible vertical ventilation.

Vertical ventilation uses gravity and the natural flow of hot and cold air. Cold air rises from below and exits at the top. This strategy is vastly superior to horizontal or cross ventilation, which we will discuss later.

Almost all roofing companies are familiar with the installation of ridge vents. The installation process involves using a hacksaw to cut a 2″ gap across the entire length of the canopy. After the hole is cut out, the flexible ridge is bent and nailed on top.

After the ridge outlet is nailed over the freshly cut space along the ridge line, the ridge shingle is folded over the outlet and nailed. This special type of shingle is stronger and more flexible than regular bituminous shingles and comes in colors that are perfect for your new roof!

Most modern ridge vents, like GAF’s Snow Country Cobra Ridge Vent, are so strong you can stand on them! Its durability provides additional snow protection in the Northeast and other snow regions of the United States. The way the vents are built into the product usually keeps snow and ice from accumulating that would otherwise block the exhaust of other styles of vents.

The design of the ridge deflector, its location on the roofline, the area covered, and the cost and similarity are just some of the many reasons why this is one of the most popular ridge deflectors. I highly recommend if it suits the architecture of your home.

Ventilation holes on the outside of the ridge

A metal hatch outside the ridge, mounted on a roof made of bituminous tiles with three ledges. This particular vent is the UV-45 Universal Vent available from Active Ventilation Products, Inc (discussed at the end of this section).

Although its name sounds similar, off-ridge venting is similar to ridge venting only because they are both located at the top of your roof. In fact, “exhaust vents” look much more like rectangular vents than ribbed vents.

In general, off-ridge vents are not very popular and we do not recommend them over other more efficient roof vents. Off-ridge vents are not as effective as full-ridge vents because they are much smaller and not located as high on the roof. Their size prevents them from blowing out much hot air, and their location limits their ability to blow out hotter air like a ridge vent.

The most popular vents on the market are about 4 feet long. Often made from galvanized steel, installation involves cutting a vent-sized hole in the roof about a foot below the ridge line.

Ventilation holes outside the ridge are beneficial when the actual roof ridge line is small. This can happen with complex roofs and homes that don’t have a long, continuous ridge line for the traditional ridge vent to pass through. Adding one or two off-ridge vents to these types of roofs can provide additional ventilation in areas that are not getting enough air.

If your home has a lot of peaks, troughs, and dormers, then this could be the type of vent you can incorporate into your ventilation system. However, this won’t always be the case, so be sure to talk to a reputable roofer before calling.

where to buy air vents online

As a roofing contractor, Roof Hub is not the place to buy any attic ventilation devices. Home Depot and Lowes offer a wide selection of common types of roof vents, but we recommend browsing the store if you’re looking for something more specific. They have roof vents, roof vents and many more options that come in different sizes. If you need it, they seem to have it! While we haven’t used this seller ourselves, they seem to have great reviews and detailed product information.

Ventilation boxes (also known as ventilation grilles)

Box vents are similar to vents outside the ridge.

For these reasons, it’s best to use more natural and tried-and-true stretching methods for your roof. If you already have adequate ventilation in the attic, you’d be better off not adding an electric fan, even if it’s powered by solar panels.

Rooftop turbines (also known as Whirlybird ventilation)

Whirlybird is a funny word and we consider it a significant benefit of having a turbine on the roof. You can stand in your driveway, point to your house, and exclaim to your neighbors, “You see, this is my whirlwind.” Wind turbines are not just about play and entertainment, however there are significant trade-offs that can affect the health of your roof and the ventilation of your attic.

Whirlybird vents were invented in the early 1900s by British inventor Samuel Ewart. The device consisted of aluminum vanes inside an aluminum “shroud” or lid that rotated in the wind outside the house to then draw air from inside the attic and out of the house. Ewart’s original design matches modern tourbillon models.

Rooftop turbines need at least 5-6 mph wind to power and spin the inside blades, meaning they won’t be efficient on days with or without light breeze. If it’s just a form of exhaust on your roof, you’ll be in trouble on hot windless summer days.

Even on very windy days, the power of vortices as a ventilation tool is questionable. They are often smaller than box vents or off-ridge vents, limiting the amount of hot air they can draw from the attic space. For this to be an effective ventilation strategy, most homes will require multiple roof fans to noticeably affect the exhaust from the roof.

Whirlybird roof fans may not be the most efficient way to ventilate a roof, but there are some benefits to using them. First, they are green and eco-friendly because they do not require electricity. With the exception of periodic lubrication of the unit, maintenance is practically not required. And unlike the vents mentioned above, they are pretty quiet even on windy days when wind gusts top 20 mph.

dome vents

If you’re wondering what that tower-like thing is on your roof, you might be the proud owner of a dome vent!

Dome vents are one of the less common types of roof vents due to their cost, complexity, and because not all of them have the underlying problem they were designed to solve.

The origin of dome vents stems from use in sheds. They were originally designed to get plenty of air into the barn attic to help dry out the hay and other crops stored in the structure. In its original form, the dome deflectors served as exhaust and inlet. However, in modern design and roofing, one of the main reasons for using a dome vent is to provide additional light to the area below the vent.

Dome vents come in a variety of shapes and styles. Some have wooden shutters around the openings to keep out the weather, while others are wide open to maximize the amount of light and air entering the space below.

Many Italianate style homes have domed vents built into the roofline for reuse. First, because they are a form of ventilation. But more importantly, because they add a nice touch to the architectural design of a home. A beautiful vent dome can add character and charm to a dull roofline. Some more elaborate styles of dome vents even have windows and enough room for one or two people to enter. What a fantastic place to spy on the neighbors!

The higher costs associated with building a new dome vent, combined with similar efficiency compared to larger box vents, make dome vents an unnecessary expense for most homeowners. Unless limiting attractiveness is your primary concern, dome vents don’t make much sense.

However, if you need extra roof ventilation and don’t mind paying more to make your home look better, then dome ventilation may be the way to go. Otherwise, a few large vents will do the trick!

4 ventilation solutions for your home

With all the ways you can remove that old, musty air from your attic, it would be remiss not to delve into ways to replace it with new, fresh air from outside.

Exhaust ventilation without supply air is like a bicycle without pedals. The air may move a little, but it won’t get far!

Along with proper exhaust (such as a ridge vent or more box vents), proper supply ventilation ensures fresh air is drawn into the attic and up through the exhaust. This is classic vertical ventilation at its finest! A new stream of fresh air enters, and the old warm air is thrown out.

Unlike an exhaust, there are fewer intake styles to consider for your roof. And in most cases, we strongly recommend the first option from the list.

Soffit Vents (Most popular air intake ventilation)

Soffit ventilation is by far the most popular type of supply and exhaust ventilation of the roof. It makes up half of the most popular intake and exhaust combination; soffit vents (for supply) with a ridge vent (for exhaust).

Air vents are a favorite among home builders and roofers because they are the most cost effective vents. If the style of the home allows it, most new builders include ventilated ceilings in their home plan.

What is soffit ventilation?

Soffits are air vents that are installed directly into the eaves located directly below the roof line. Some people refer to this area as the “roof canopy”.

There are different types of ceilings, but almost all of the most common designs have small openings that allow cool air to enter the attic where it helps push hot air out of the house through the exhaust vent. And don’t worry, the holes in the ceiling are tiny, so unwanted critters won’t be able to get into your home.

Since not all homes are created equal, there are two types of ceiling vents designed for most styles: continuous ceiling vents and single ceiling vents.

Continuous soffit vents are longer and often span the entire eaves of a home. Similar to a ridge vent (which runs the entire length of a roof peak), continuous soffits provide more value for money as the surface area is larger. The larger the surface area, the more air can pass through. Continuous soffits are usually made of vinyl with drilled entry holes. Because they are vinyl, they come in a wide variety of textures and colors to match the look of just about any home.

If continuous soffit vents are like ridge vents in the lock world, then single soffit vents (our second type of soffit vent) are more like box vents. They are smaller, usually rectangular in shape, and are spaced 5 to 6 feet apart along the eaves. Because individual soffits are spaced apart, they are not as efficient as continuous systems as they provide less surface area for air intake.

Whether single style or continuous style suits your home, ventilated ceilings are the backbone of any great vertical ventilation system. Combined with the ridge vent, the ceiling tiles draw a large amount of cool air into the home from under the eaves and then help push the hot air out. When it comes to efficiency, there really is no comparison compared to the following inlets.

gable vents

Gable ventilation is mainly used with a gable roof because ventilation can be placed on each side of the house. These vents are not as effective on more complex roof styles because crosswinds can be obstructed by rafters, peaks, valleys, dormers, and other parts of the roof.

Gable vents come in all shapes and sizes, the most popular of which is the triangular shape, located directly below the ridge of the roofing system. Sometimes they are made of wood or vinyl, but metal ones are the most popular.

Important: While more surface area for ventilation is generally better when it comes to roofs, care must be taken when combining a gable with any vertical ventilation strategy. We give this warning because cross breezes often interrupt the flow of air from a vertical air intake (such as a soffit) to a vertical outlet (such as a ridge vent). The purpose of using a soffit and ridge vent is lost when gable vents come into play.

Ventilation openings above the fascia

On-fascia vents or over-fascia vents are a new form of roof intake that is designed primarily for roofs that do not have eaves large enough to accommodate ceiling vents. The vent is placed over the front board and gutter and directly under the initial tile layer.

The basic premise of fascia vents is to allow air to enter where the wind hits the roof, as opposed to ceiling vents which rely on air lift.

The strength of the vents above the fascia is questionable due to their small surface area. Although they usually reach the bottom of the roofline, they are only about ½ inch tall. This is a drastic reduction in available airflow compared to the ventilation surface area of ​​the soffit.

Over Fascia vents are recommended for homes where ceiling vents cannot be used, as well as on more complex roofs where the use of ceiling vents by itself would be inadequate.

Ventilation holes

The pros and cons of a front vent hold true for drip edge vents because they are very similar in design and efficiency. With vents on the fascia and intake lip, the air intake is designed to hit the roof directly and then push cold air up the inside roof wall to any outlets at the top of the roof.

Drainage vents differ from front panel vents due to where they are installed. A drip is a roofing material that fits directly under the first row of tiles and is designed to drain water into the gutters. Usually made of malleable metal. The drip vent includes an inlet into classic roofing material with small holes drilled into the drip itself or attached to the drip as an add-on.

As you can imagine, installation is notoriously tricky and should only be done by a professional.

Like fascia vents, vents are ideal for roofs that cannot use enough soffit vents to draw in air, but are not comparable to soffit vents.

What type of ventilation is best for my roof?

In most cases, we recommend soffit vents for intake and ridge vents for exhaust.

For homes that cannot have ridge ventilation, box vents are generally the second best option for a range hood. And for homes that can’t have ceiling vents, you’ll find fascia vents the second best option.

However, each house is individual. While the best vent for your roof will vary depending on the style of your home and the shape of your roof, we can agree on two things:

First, having both intake and exhaust vents is better than having just one. Secondly, vertical ventilation is much more effective than horizontal or transverse.

If you need a new roof and want to discuss what ventilation strategy is best for your home, we are here to help. Call us at 866-425-7894 or send us a roof quote request.

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Ultimate Guide To Understanding Örviri: History, Traditions, And Culture



Ultimate Guide To Understanding Örviri: History, Traditions, And Culture

Örviri, a term steeped in rich history and cultural significance, holds the key to unlocking a world of traditions and heritage. In this comprehensive guide, we embark on a journey to delve into the roots, exploring its historical evolution, vibrant traditions, and the cultural tapestry that defines this unique community.

Ancient Roots and Evolution

Örviri history traces back through the annals of time, unveiling a narrative shaped by ancient civilizations and cultural amalgamations. From the nomadic origins to the establishment of settled communities, evolution is a testament to resilience and adaptation.

Key historical events, such as the Great Migration and the formation of early settlements, have left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape. These events not only shaped identity but also influenced neighbouring regions, fostering a dynamic cultural exchange.

Key Historical Figures

Within the pages of Örviri history, we encounter captivating figures whose contributions echo through the ages. Leaders, visionaries, and cultural icons have played pivotal roles in shaping society. Figures like [Name], renowned for [specific contribution], exemplify the spirit of resilience and innovation.

Rituals and Ceremonies

Örviri traditions are alive with rituals and ceremonies, each holding profound significance in the cultural fabric. From age-old rites of passage to ceremonies marking harvests, these traditions bind communities together. The [specific ritual], for instance, symbolises [its meaning], underscoring the deep connection between individuals and their heritage.

Festivals and Celebrations

Örviri festivals are vibrant expressions of communal joy and cultural pride. The [major festival], celebrated annually with fervour, is a spectacle of traditional dance, music, and gastronomy. These celebrations not only provide a window into traditions but also offer a warm invitation for outsiders to partake in the festivities.

Lifestyle and Daily Routines

The Örviri way of life is characterised by a harmonious balance between tradition and modernity. Traditional practices, such as [specific practice], continue to shape daily routines. Yet, communities are adept at navigating the complexities of the modern world while preserving the essence of their cultural heritage.

Art and Craftsmanship

Artistic expressions, whether in pottery, weaving, or storytelling, reflect a deep connection to nature and community. The intricate patterns in crafts often convey narratives of folklore or historical events, making each piece a living testament to the community’s cultural legacy.

Örviri Social Structure

Örviri social structure revolves around strong familial ties and communal bonds. Families and clans play integral roles, and the collective well-being of the community takes precedence over individual pursuits. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for appreciating the intricate web of relationships that sustains society.

ommunication and Language

Characterised by their uniqueness and diversity, are the linguistic threads that weave communities together. The preservation of these languages is not just a linguistic endeavour but a commitment to safeguarding a cultural heritage passed down through generations.

Örviri in the Modern World

In an era of globalisation, Örviri communities are faced with the challenge of preserving their cultural identity. Organisations and initiatives, such as [specific initiative], are at the forefront of cultural preservation, employing innovative methods to ensure traditions endure for future generations.

Contemporary Issues

Örviri communities navigate a complex landscape, balancing tradition with the demands of the modern world. The diaspora of communities across the globe brings both opportunities and challenges, prompting a reevaluation of cultural practices and adaptability in the face of change.

Travelling to Örviri Regions

For those eager to immerse themselves in Örviri culture, respectful tourism practices are paramount. Respecting local customs, seeking guidance from community leaders, and participating in cultural events provide enriching experiences while ensuring responsible tourism.

Must-visit cultural sites, such as [specific site], offer travellers a glimpse into the heart of heritage. These locations, steeped in history, provide a tangible connection to the traditions explored in this guide.

Frequently Asked Questions about Örviri

Dispelling myths about Örviri culture is essential for fostering understanding and appreciation. Contrary to [myth], culture is [fact]. Clarifying these cultural nuances promotes cultural sensitivity and encourages a more accurate perception of traditions.

Resources for Further Learning

For those eager to delve deeper into culture, a wealth of literature awaits. [Recommended readings] offer nuanced perspectives on history, traditions, and contemporary challenges. Academic resources provide scholarly insights, contributing to a well-rounded understanding of culture.

Cultural Experiences

Immersive experiences, such as attending cultural events and festivals, offer unparalleled opportunities for learning and connection. These firsthand encounters allow individuals to engage with traditions in a meaningful way, fostering a deeper appreciation for the cultural richness explored in this guide.


In concluding our exploration of Örviri history, traditions, and culture, we find a tapestry woven with resilience, diversity, and timeless beauty. The journey through Örviri heritage is an ongoing one, inviting curious minds to continue learning, engaging, and appreciating the richness of this unique cultural tapestry. May this guide serve as a gateway to a world where tradition and modernity coalesce, creating a vibrant and enduring legacy.

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Cameron Herren: Pioneering Innovation and Leadership



Cameron Herren: Pioneering Innovation and Leadership

In the dynamic landscape of business and technology, certain individuals emerge as pioneers, charting new territories and setting benchmarks for innovation and leadership. One such luminary is Cameron Herren, a visionary entrepreneur and business leader whose contributions have left an indelible mark on the realms of technology and corporate leadership.

Early Life and Education

Cameron Herren’s journey into the world of innovation began with a strong foundation in education. Born with a curiosity-driven mindset, he pursued his education in computer science, laying the groundwork for a career that would later see him at the forefront of technological advancements.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Herren’s entrepreneurial journey started with the founding of his first startup, a venture that aimed to bridge the gap between technology and everyday life. His passion for innovation and problem-solving became evident as he navigated the challenges of entrepreneurship, demonstrating a keen ability to identify opportunities in the market.

Tech Visionary

Cameron Herren’s impact on the technology sector is particularly noteworthy. His visionary approach to emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things, positioned him as a thought leader in the industry. Herren consistently embraced innovation, pushing the boundaries of what technology could achieve and how it could be integrated into various facets of business and society.

Leadership Style

At the core of Cameron Herren’s success is his distinctive leadership style. Focused on collaboration, empowerment, and fostering a culture of innovation, he led his teams with a blend of strategic thinking and a commitment to excellence. Herren’s leadership philosophy emphasizes adaptability, a crucial trait in an era where change is the only constant.

Corporate Successes

Herren’s career is punctuated with numerous corporate successes. Whether through the launch of groundbreaking products, strategic partnerships, or successful mergers and acquisitions, he consistently demonstrated an ability to navigate the complex landscape of business. His leadership extended beyond the boardroom, inspiring teams to achieve goals that seemed insurmountable.

Philanthropy and Social Impact

Beyond his professional endeavors, Cameron Herren is also recognized for his commitment to philanthropy and social impact. He has leveraged his success to contribute to various charitable causes, recognizing the responsibility that comes with influence and affluence. Herren’s dedication to making a positive difference in the world reflects a holistic approach to success.

Legacy and Future Endeavors

As Cameron Herren continues to shape the future of technology and business, his legacy stands as a testament to the power of innovation and visionary leadership. His journey inspires aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders to embrace change, think boldly, and strive for excellence in their pursuits.


In the ever-evolving landscape of business and technology, Cameron Herren stands as a beacon of innovation and leadership. From his early entrepreneurial ventures to his influential role in shaping the tech industry, Herren’s journey exemplifies the transformative impact one individual can have. As we look to the future, Cameron Herren’s legacy serves as a guide for those seeking to pioneer change and leave a lasting mark on the world of business and innovation.

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Maria Gjieli: A Rising Star in the World of Music



Maria Gjieli: A Rising Star in the World of Music

In the vast landscape of the music industry, new and promising talents constantly emerge, captivating audiences with their unique sounds and stories. One such rising star is Maria Gjieli, a name that is making waves and leaving an indelible mark on the contemporary music scene.

Early Life and Background

Maria Gjieli’s journey in the world of music began with her roots deeply embedded in a family of musicians and artists. Hailing from [insert place of origin], Maria was exposed to a rich tapestry of musical genres from a young age. This early influence laid the foundation for her passion and eventual pursuit of a career in music.

Artistic Style and Influences

Maria Gjieli is known for her distinctive artistic style that seamlessly blends various genres, creating a sound that is both familiar and refreshingly innovative. Her music often reflects a fusion of [mention genres], showcasing her versatility as an artist. Influenced by musical icons such as [insert influential artists], Maria has managed to carve out a niche for herself in a highly competitive industry.

Breakthrough Moments

Every artist has defining moments that mark their ascent to stardom. For Maria Gjieli, it might have been a breakthrough performance, a viral hit, or a collaboration with a renowned artist. These moments not only showcase her talent but also highlight her ability to connect with a diverse audience.

Notable Achievements

Maria Gjieli’s journey is studded with noteworthy achievements that underscore her growing impact in the music world. From topping charts to earning accolades for her songwriting and vocal prowess, she has proven herself as an artist to watch. Her achievements extend beyond the realms of music, as she has also made significant contributions to [mention any philanthropic or social causes she supports].

The Evolution of Maria Gjieli

As an artist evolves, so does their music. Maria Gjieli’s discography is a testament to her growth and evolution as an artist. From her early works to her latest releases, listeners can trace the journey of an artist who is not afraid to experiment and push boundaries.

Fan Base and Global Appeal

In the age of social media and digital connectivity, artists can amass a global fan base almost overnight. Maria Gjieli is no exception, with fans spanning across continents. Her ability to connect with listeners on a personal level, both through her music and her online presence, has contributed to the rapid expansion of her fan base.

Future Prospects and Projects

The future looks bright for Maria Gjieli as she continues to explore new horizons in her musical career. Whether it’s upcoming projects, collaborations, or a world tour, fans eagerly anticipate what she has in store. With a dedicated team supporting her and a growing fan base cheering her on, the possibilities seem endless.


Maria Gjieli’s rise in the music industry is a testament to the power of talent, hard work, and a genuine connection with the audience. As she continues to leave her mark on the global music stage, it’s clear that Maria Gjieli is not just an artist; she’s a force to be reckoned with, poised for even greater heights in the years to come. Keep an eye (and an ear) out for this rising star as she continues to shape the soundscape of contemporary music.

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