Use Ridge Caps to Cool Your Home Unobtrusively
Ridge caps are probably the most unobtrusive, yet environmentally friendly way you can ventilate your home. Its simple but effective function, coupled with its low-profile form, can make it an ideal choice for homeowners who place a high value on both aspects.
A ridge cap is a metal piece that runs along the ridge of your home’s roof and serves as a vent for your attic. The space underneath the ridge cap is open to allow air to circulate in and out of your attic. A similar open space around the soffit area of the roof allows air to enter in the lower portion of the attic and rise as it heats up. The warmer air is forced out of the ridge cap, thus cooling the entire attic.