Proper airflow inside your home keeps things cool, comfortable, and healthy on the inside. Your roof plays a crucial part in this airflow, because it needs to allow just enough (but not too much) air inside. We talk a lot about the importance of ridge vents, but another way to let a roof breathe is to use roof intake ventilation.

Ridge Vent vs Roof Intake Ventilation

A ridge vent is installed at the crest of a sloped roof to allow humid, warm air to escape from the attic. When properly installed, a ridge vent improves energy efficiency and extends the life of your roof.

Roof intake vents are used in the same way, allowing outside airflow into attics and ventilation spaces. Roof intake vents are located along a roofing system’s lowest eave. These types of vents are best used with exhaust vents that are located at or near a roof’s peak.


Even if your home has no attic, air circulation is still necessary to prevent heat from building up and causing damage to your roofing system, and eventually the inside of your home.

How Do You Know if Your Roof is Properly Ventilated?

If you’re not sure if your roof is able to breathe properly, or that you have enough roof ventilation, give us a call. We offer free inspections and have fixed hundreds of roofing systems with either ridge vents or roof intake ventilation. By doing so we ensure our clients’ roofs last their full expected lifespan rather than developing rot, mold, and damaged shingles due to lack of proper ventilation.

Check out this recent roof we did with roof intake ventilation on Grace Street in Mays Landing, NJ!

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