Air Intake Vents
Air intake vents are not commonly required on the roof because the attic air gets ventilated by air entering through soffit vents. We have noticed that in some roofs, especially low-slope ones, these soffit vents are blocked by insulation or are insufficient for proper attic ventilation.
It is helpful in such cases to install air intake vents towards the roof edges to allow outside air to enter the attic and help it ventilate. These vents can help escape the trapped air from some attic regions and reduce the chances of moisture and mold development.
We provide free inspections to help you decide if you need air intake vents or not.
How many air intake vents do I need?
It is advised to get the roof and attic inspected to better understand the issue before deciding on how many vents would be sufficient. A typical roof with such issues would need about 3 to 4 vents for all or some sides of the roof.
Some ventilation issues may be resolved without installing air intake vents.
Are there different types of air intake vents?
Air intake vents are rarely used, so they have minimal availability in the market.
We use air intake vents manufactured by MAX, which must be pre-ordered in most cases.
Are there any alternatives to air intake vents?
There can be some alternatives that may help get the same results in some cases. For instance, baffles can be installed to increase the airflow from soffits, but there has to be enough attic space for the installer to be able to do so.
We can also try to clear insulation from the soffits to let more air into the attic.