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Ventilation

The Elk family of shingles is enhanced and supported by a wide range of accessories, including the latest product innovations in ridge venting.

Improper ventilation results in higher energy costs and could damage your roof or other elements of your home. Proper ventilation can reduce attic temperatures by over 25% in the summer. In the winter, an unventilated attic retains water vapor, impairing the effectiveness of insulation and sometimes causing ice to accumulate on the underside of the roof. Damage to roof sheathing, interior paint and interior plaster can result.

Ridge vents move air in and out of the attic. Hot air rises and collects at the peak of the roof where it is vented. In windy conditions, the exterior air flow creates negative pressure at the peak of the roof, so air moving into the attic through the higher-pressure soffitt vents is forced upward and exits through the ridge vents.

Elk ridge ventilation products are an innovative part of the roof's attic ventilation system, while providing the distinctive strength and beauty that you expect from Elk. We offer a series of unique, cost-effective ridge vents designed for performance, durability and appearance.

 

 

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