While we haven’t had too much snow yet this winter in the Kansas City area, snow is always a possibility in January and February. A common concern we hear about in this area is snow infiltration, which occurs in static vents and ridge vents.
Even when the installation of ventilation in your roof is done correctly, mother nature can create swirling wind conditions to push snow into the exhaust vents.
The Roofing Man recommends products such as Air Vent’s internal weather filter to prevent snow infiltration. The biggest benefit of Air Vent’s filter is to prevent snow penetration, but it isn’t the only benefit. It provides an additional layer of protection against wind-driven rain, snow, dust, debris, pollen and insects that is not present with vents that do not have it. The internal weather filter helps to block multi-directional wind-blown snow and rain before it has an opportunity to enter the attic. It absorbs fine drifting snow or mist from rain which then evaporates in the filter.
Non-filtered ridge vents can allow weather infiltration into the attic. The Air Vent’s ShingleVent® II or Peak Performer™ II, two vents that feature the internal weather filter, prevent weather infiltration. It’s Air Vent’s strong recommendation in northern climates to use ridge vents that have an internal weather filter. The internal weather filter also helps keep debris, pollen and insects out of the attic.
For all your residential roofing needs in the Kansas City Metro area, or to receive a free quote, contact the Roofing Man via our online contact form, or call owner Chris Hosch at 913-381-2940 for a free consultation.