Roof ventilators come in various shapes and sizes. While there are plenty of options to choose from, the most popular type of vent we see today is ridge ventilators. Even though they are popular, most industry owner do not even know what a ridge ventilator is. How can one possibly decide if it is the best option for your roof without knowing exactly what a ridge ventilator is?
What is a roof ridge ventilator?
A ridge ventilator is a ventilation system that is installed across the entire length of a ridge on the roof. Enclosed by shingle caps, ridge vents not only work well, but they have an aesthetically pleasing look. Ridge vents are tremendously popular as they’re not visible from the ground. They are also referred to as “continuous vents.”
There are two types of ridge vents. For active ventilation, there’s a ridge vent available with a baffle (have chutes that offer a passage for airflow in your attic). While, for a passive ventilation system, a ridge vent is available without a baffle (it has no chutes for airflow). While both the options do the job, the one without a baffle allows rain, snow, debris, insects, etc., to enter the attic. This is something to bear in mind when choosing the type of ridge vent for your roof. However, most manufacturers and suppliers recommend a ridge vent with a baffle to help industry owners avoid any such problems.
What is the purpose of the ridge ventilators on the roof?
A ridge vent serves a very important purpose. When ridge vents are installed, warm, damp air that accumulates in the attic gets a passage to escape. This ventilation system prevents your space from gathering extra moisture that can lead to the development of mould and mildew. Besides allowing good air flow, a ridge vent on the roof prolongs the roof life. Additionally, ridge vents help to moderate the overall temperature of your space, increasing comfort and energy efficiency.
For these and many other reasons, ridge vents for roofs are considered a necessary factor in most modern roof designs. There are many benefits that a ridge vent has to offer. Here are a few ways ridge ventilators improve the overall condition of your manufacturing plant or industry.
1) Controls overall temperature
Installing a ridge vent on the roof will help in controlling the overall temperature of your building by providing a channel for hot air to escape as it reaches the roof. As a consequence, your industrial space will stay cooler and more refreshing, reducing the need for unending air conditioner cycles. Roof ridge vents make your space more comfortable while reducing your power bills.
2) Ridge vents do not rely on other systems
A few types of air ventilation systems depend on some other equipment to operate. However, ridge ventilators work alongside box ventilators, which do not need any other system to operate.
3) Improves air quality by removing impurities
Everybody wants fresh, clean air to breathe. A good industrial ventilation system will remove all built-up impurities like bacteria, unpleasant body odour, and even humidity and replace it with fresh air. Ridge vents installed across the industry roof help improve the air quality while channelling hot and damp air outside the space.
4) Reduced condensation
A ridge ventilation system for industries stops condensation. Condensation leads to a rotten and moulded surfaces. Also, damp air can lead to numerous health concerns, including severe allergic reactions and respiratory issues. A good ventilation system helps reducing condensation and as a result lessens the risks of employees falling sick.
Why are ridge ventilators the most popular option?
Like stated above, ridge vents serve a very important purpose. However, listed below are some of the features that make ridge vents the most popular amongst others.
1) Product features: Here are some important features of ridge ventilators:
- Non-conductive and non-interfering
- Excellent weather ability.
- Strong and light-weight construction
- Even in heavy rains or snowfall, there is no water or snow entry inside.
- It has no operating costs because it is powered by wind.
2) Sturdy construction
Ridge vents are constructed with a durable 26-gauge exterior along with internal components of 24, 20, and 18-gauge die-formed sheet metal and machined parts that offer a long service life.
3) Low maintenance
Compared to other vents, the ridge ventilators need very less maintenance. Once installed, they require minimal attention to look after, which automatically lowers the maintenance costs.
4) Easy to operate
Ridge vents are a non-mechanical system. Due to this, they are easy to operate and you do not have to worry about mechanical and electric failures.
Our ventilation solutions create a cooler and more comfortable atmosphere within your industrial space, with lower operating costs and energy consumption. We at Riseecovent offer a variety of ventilation products for both residential and industrial applications. For more information, visit us or email us today.