Types of Vents for Metal Roofs
Small Vents Ridge Venting
Venting is a key part to metal roofing, as every customer has their own preference on overall appearance of their new metal roof. Typically speaking, metal roof vents are installed on the back of the roof (as shown in the left picture). This is done to hide the vents without jeopardizing the look and curb appeal of the house. Our customer on the left had just finished installing their new ClickLock roof and chose to use small vents. This is a very common choice by a lot of ClickLock customers. Whereas the client with the house on the right – which also has a newly installed ClickLock roof – chose a venting system a lot of ClickLock customers will coin as invisible venting.
The correct term for this ‘invisible venting’ is called ridge venting. Ridge venting is when vents are installed right along the roof line and underneath the ridge caps. Many roofing companies also offer ridge venting, but you will often find that their vents are clearly visible. In some instances you may notice that their ridge vents do not go all the way from one end of the roof to the other, making for an uneven roof line. It is important that the vents continuously run along the full length of the metal roof to ensure that there is regular air flow from the attic to the vents. Also, sometimes you may notice that the vents are so high, that it is clearly visible from the ground.
Thus clients who choose ridge venting with their new metal roof, love how their venting now becomes invisible and hidden. ClickLock makes sure our clients are satisfied with their roof by making the back of the house look just as good as the front of it.