What Are Rafter Vents

Rafter vents are also called baffles. They are installed to ensure that the soffit vents in your attic remain clear of debris and insulation. It is important to protect these intake vents from blockages in order to maintain the proper ventilation of your home.

Your attic requires proper airflow in order to correctly insulate your home, keeping it dry in the summer and moist in the winter. Rafter vents can be made from vinyl, aluminum, cardboard, or foam board.

Why Are Rafter Vents Important?

Excess moisture inside your attic can lead to problems such as mold, mildew, and wood rot. Using rafter vents to create a properly ventilated attic space will prevent these problems from occurring and increase energy efficiency, as well as extending the life of your attic.

While rafter vents are inexpensive, you will need an experienced and knowledgeable roofing contractor to install them properly. The ventilation inside your attic must be properly balanced, creating an equalized system that allows cool, dry air to enter the attic and allowing moist, warm air to vent to the outside.

Contact Southern Star Roofing today to install your rafter vents.

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