Ridge vents are the most important aspect of a non-electric roof ventilation. They are installed along the roof peak and allow warmer air (which naturally rises and collects in your attic) to escape.
Gable vents are screened and are installed near the crest at the end of a gable. This encourages hot air to exit and fresh breezes to enter the attic, keeping your home cool and comfortable.
Soffit vents are installed on the underside of your home’s eaves. They work best with ridge and gable vents to provide even more ventilation.
Soffit vents are placed up high to effectively ventilate your home by letting warm air escape your attic.
Powered attic ventilators (PAVs) or attic fans can be mounted on your roof, the attic floor, or the end of your roof’s gable. PAVs contain an electric fan regulated by a thermostat that expels hot air from the attic during warm months.