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Do you need roof vents for metal roof?

A metal roof typically does not increase nor decrease the need for ventilation. Ventilation that meets code requirements is adequate for any type of roofing material, including metal.

How do you vent a metal roof?

Ventilation Basics Hot air beneath the metal needs an escape route near the top of the roof and intake vents at the bottom of the roof. As long as nothing blocks the airflow between the intake and exit vents, the air will rise and exit through the escape vents, creating a continuous natural draft.

Which is better plastic or metal roof vents?

Metal vents have sharp edges that can easily cut hands during installation. If these vents fall or are blown from a roof, they can cause serious injury. Plastic ones are designed with smooth rounded edges and being lightweight they’re less likely to cause damage.

Does soffit have to be vented?

While soffit comes in wood and aluminum, they are most commonly made of vinyl for durability. Soffit can be non-vented or vented to allow for maximum roof ventilation. Non-vented or continuous soffit works best when your roof has narrow eaves or if you need to ventilate a large amount of attic space.

How do you vent an old house attic?

The most common way to add ventilation to an attic is by installing air intakes in the soffits and putting an outlet at the gable of the house. This creates a natural air flow by drawing in the air from outside, pushing it up and out through the vent at the top of the house. This is called passive ventilation.