Soffit Ventilation refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, i.e., bridging the gap between a home’s siding and the roof-line, otherwise known as the eaves.
A soffit vent allows air to flow into the attic or the space below the roof sheathing. Attic ventilation is crucial in keeping your home’s roof sound and your interior comfortable.
Distorted and curled up shingles are often a sign of insufficient or complete lack of attic ventilation. Installing soffit vents will increase the airflow under your roof. This will extend the life of your roof and help alleviate ice dams and attic condensation in the winter.
In addition, this will reduce your heat build-up in the summer and thus save you money on your air-conditioning bill.
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