Roof Ventilation Tiles

Although some homeowners assume that their house should be sealed as tightly as possible, keeping your home in good shape means it needs room to “breathe.” Proper ventilation is essential for avoiding problems in your loft, bathrooms and kitchen. Once you understand why it’s so important to ventilate your home, you will be able to accomplish this task by using roof ventilation tiles and their complementary components.

Why is Roof Ventilation Important?

Heat and moisture are the two main reasons that every homeowner needs to care about ventilation. Your home’s loft is the main area where heat can become a problem. If this area isn’t ventilated, the air in it can get extremely hot as a result of it being closest to the sun throughout the day. Because hot air tries to expand, it can create pressure throughout your loft and actually cause structural damage. Moisture can become a problem in your loft, bathrooms or kitchen. If moisture isn’t properly ventilated, it will begin to accumulate. This can then cause mold to start growing. Once mold begins growing, it doesn’t take much for it to spread and cause damage throughout your home.

How Do You Install Roof Ventilation Tiles?

Roof ventilation tiles work in conjunction with the existing tiles on your roof. As a result, installing them is not nearly as difficult as having your entire roof replaced. For example, if you decide that slate roof ventilation tiles are the right fit for your home, these tiles will be laid among the existing ones on your roof. Once they’re in place, the only additional step you’ll need to take is securing them by using a tail rivet. If you’re concerned that wind is going to cause a problem with roof ventilation tiles, you’ll be happy to know that the fixings you use to install them will ensure that this isn’t an issue that has an effect on you.

What Can Be Used with Roof Ventilation Tiles?

In addition to the tiles themselves, you will likely use one or more additional options to complete your roof ventilation. There are several ventilation options that can be used with roof tiles, including:

  • Clay ridge ventilators
    • Dry fix continuous ventilated ridges
    • In-line clay tile vent
What’s great about clay ridge ventilators is you can order them with a variety of different finishes. Because these finishes include decorative options, you can get the functionality you need without sacrificing the appearance of your home’s exterior. The key reason these ventilators are able to balance aesthetics and functionality is because they have an extension sleeve built into them. This sleeve creates a path that ensures air is able to freely flow. One of the notable features of dry fix continuous ventilated ridges is they are able to provide an ongoing source of ventilation around the area of a roof. And by using an in-line clay tile vent, you can ensure that nothing blocks the flow of air within the ventilated area you create.


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